Monday July 16 2018
Mou: Congratulations, Juve!

Jose Mourinho has congratulated Juventus for signing ‘one of the two best players in the world’ in Cristiano Ronaldo. “It’s the complete transfer.”

Mourinho’s Manchester United had been linked with bringing back Ronaldo, the former Inter boss having also coached his countryman at Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, but the 33-year-old ultimately chose to join Juve.

“The Spanish League no longer has the two best players in the world. Now one’s in Spain and the other’s in Italy,” he told Tele Stereo Radio.

“In England, the Premier League is the most competitive championship with top players. Now there are three dimensions to look at.

“Now everyone looks at Italy for Ronaldo, the Premier League because it’s the best league and Spain for Messi.

“Serie A has become one of the most important championships in the world. In football, everything can change.

“If it changes the perspectives of teams like Inter, Milan and Roma, if they don’t passively accept Juve with Cristiano become stronger, that they will win again and again and can also find the right motivations from this deal, it can change Serie A in terms of quality, emotions and exposure.

“For this reason, I congratulate to Juventus for this coup, which involves football, marketing and merchandising. It’s the complete transfer.”