Former Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus has nothing to do with being a new challenge, revealing that he personally would have gone to a struggling club and improved their fortunes.
Ronaldo moved to Juventus in the summer before the season started, ending a near 10-year stay at Real Madrid where he won the Champions League four times and the La Liga twice. The Portuguese ace said he was looking for a new challenge when he made the move to the Serie A champions.
However, Ibrahimovic believes that the move to Juventus was not much of a challenge, considering that the team were already domestic champions for seven seasons in a row and the only thing missing was a Champions League trophy.
“I didn’t say his transfer wasn’t great,” Ibrahimovic told DAZN, according to Goal. “I said that it wasn’t a challenge to join Juventus. It’s not a challenge to go to one of the best teams in the world.
“Maybe it depends on what you mean by challenge. For me, a challenge is joining a team and taking them far. That’s a challenge.”
“In any case, it’s a great signing for Italian football because thanks to him, my second home of Serie A has grown,” he stated.
Ronaldo will be hoping to add a sixth Champions League title to his trophy cabinet, making it the fourth consecutive season he would have won Europe’s biggest prize. It remains to be seen if they can go far in the current campaign.