Fiat workers livid over Juventus' blockbuster deal with Ronaldo

Lynette Rowe
July 13, 2018

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave.

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The USB union believes the decision is causing Fiat to miss out on investment, which the transfer money could have been used for.

After Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for €100 million earlier this week, Los Blancos have now reportedly identified a €170 million target as his replacement, but will have to do battle with FC Barcelona for his signature.

"Today Real Madrid want to give thanks to a player who has demonstrated he is the best in the world and who marked one of the most brilliant periods in the history of our club and world football", Real Madrid said in a statement.

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The automobile company - which makes cars including the Fiat Punto and the 500X - and Juventus are both controlled by the Agnelli family through their holding company.

Workers at the vehicle company's Melfi plant in southern Italy will walk off the job at 10 p.m. Sunday and remain on strike until 6 p.m. Tuesday, BBC News reported. Cristiano can change Serie A to the point that, in the future, we will become accustomed to spending big money on star players to attract them to Italy.

The strike, however, will likely have a nominal impact - the factory is one of seven plants in Italy and USB doesn't represent all of the workers there.

He has recently returned from the World Cup, where he made four appearances and scored once as Colombia lost on penalties to England in the last-16.

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