Jese Rodriguez has reveled Cristiano Ronaldo played a mojor role on his move to Sporting CP stating that after he had a talk with the juventus superstar, he opened him up for the opportunity to play with the Portuguese giants.
Jese moved to Sporting on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain just before close of the transfer on Monday.
The loan includes a purchase option for former Real Madrid forward Jese, who is contracted to PSG until 2021.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo emerged from Sporting’s youth system before joining Manchester United in 2003 and Jese Rodriguez said: “I am very happy for the opportunity Sporting CP is giving me. It is a historic club in Portugal.
“I have a friend named Cristiano Ronaldo who has always told me very good things about this club, which created him from a young age. I am very excited to start training with my colleagues.
“I have seen the players the team have and I think we can do something important. We will fight for all competitions. With joy and work we can achieve good things.”
On Juventus superstar Ronaldo, Jese, 26, added: “He told me it was a very important club for him and he was very fond of Sporting CP.”
Sporting also signed winger Yannick Bolasie on loan from Premier League outfit Everton on Monday.
The Primeira Liga club, which, despite reported interest from Real Madrid, managed to maintain captain Bruno Fernandes, is fifth in the league after four matches.