Jese Rodriguez reveals role Ronaldo played in his Sporting move


Jese Rodriguez

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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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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.

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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.


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