Fiat employees go on strike over Cristiano Ronaldo's signing

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Fiat employees in Italy plan to hold a strike after the Agnelli family, which owns the carmaker, paid Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo a reported $130 million to leave Spain's Real Madrid and join Italy's Juventus.

Spanish media reports said the move could cost Juventus Sh12.4 billion (105 million euros, $120 million), with Ronaldo signing a four-year contract worth Sh3.5 billion (30 million euros) per season.

For the USB union, the decision means Fiat is missing out on investment.

The Agnelli family, which has owned Turin-based Juventus for more than 90 years, controls Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler through its holding company, Exor, which owns 64 per cent of Juventus. "The company should invest in auto models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people, rather than enriching only one".

"Cristiano Ronaldo has chosen Juventus and that is something special for Italian football", said Ferrera, who made 358 appearances for Juventus before managing the club between 2009-2010.

Ronaldo and Messi have battled to be deemed the best player in the world for the past 10 years, winning five Ballons d'Or apiece as Real Madrid and Barcelona fought for supremacy in LaLiga.

While football fans in Italy are celebrating the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the workers of the Fiat Chrysler plant have gone on a strike.

It's calling for a strike at the Melfi plant in southern Italy from Sunday to Tuesday. Added to that the likelihood that he will strengthen the team, it seems plausible that they will be more successful domestically and qualify routinely for the Champions League.

England are out of the World Cup and Roy Keane is reminding everyone when they should be happy.



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