Brazil legend Pele took to social media and congratulated superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on his newly made move to Juventus and also compared the move with the transfer Pele made from Santos to New York Cosmos during his playing days.
Juventus confirmed on Tuesday that Ronaldo had signed a four-year contract with the club and that the transfer fee of 100 million euros, including 12 million euros in add-ons, would be paid over two years, with Spanish media reporting he would receive a salary of 30 million euros per season.
Pele congratulated Ronaldo on his move to Turin and also recalled his own transfer back in 1974 when the Brazilian ended an 18-year stay at Santos to move to the United States.
“Congratulations, @Cristiano,” Pele wrote on social media. “It was hard to join another side after so long at Santos but it was the right move. Champions never tire of new challenges.”