New Sporting Lisbon attacker Jese Rodriguez has praised the impact of Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after he played an important role in his transfer to Portugal.
Jese Rodriguez joined Portuguese Super League outfit Sporting Lisbon on loan from French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on the final day of this summer’s transfer window.
According to the Spanish international player, Cristiano Ronaldo played a big role in his transfer to Sporting Lisbon as he confirmed in a chat with Goal.
The former Stoke City and Las Palmas player also narrated how Ronaldo encourages him to move from France to Portugal.
Jese Rodriguez is no stranger to Cristiano Ronaldo as they were teammates at Real Madrid.
Ronaldo was at Real Madrid until last summer when he joined Italian Serie A giants Juventus in a club-record deal.
The 34-year-old spent nine years at Real Madrid and he ended his stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as the all-time leading goalscorer.
Real Madrid struggled to achieve results in the absence of Ronaldo as they ended the season without a major trophy.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a hit at Juventus after the Portuguese national team skipper led the Old Lady to another league title.