Ronaldo's Juve Move Sparks Strike In Italy

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Fiat factory workers in Italy can think of a few things they'd rather see their owner spend $US130 million ($176 million) on than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fiat workers plan to strike over Juventus' $131 million signing of Cristiano Ronaldo - saying the auto company should be investing in its employees "rather than enriching only one", according to reports.

According to the report by BBC, the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) union feels that spending huge some money on Ronaldo means Fiat is missing out on investment.

The USB union confirmed Thursday it has called a three-day strike from Sunday at the Fiat plant in the southern town of Melfi in protest.

Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado says he is happy to give up his Juventus No 7 shirt to the Italian champions' new signing and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement.

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The vehicle manufacturer Fiat, to which the brand Ferrari exclusively belongs, is reportedly 29.1 percent owned by the Agnelli family, who also hold about 63.77 percent of Juventus.

Fiat Chrysler has struggled with sales in recent years, while laying off thousands of employees, according to the Independent.

After nine years, four Champions League crowns and two La Liga titles with Real Madrid, Ronaldo completed a surprise move to Italy's Serie A earlier this week, saying "the time has come to open a new stage in my life".

"We're all employees of the same owner, but in such a period of enormous social difficulty, this difference in treatment can not and must not be accepted", the union said.

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