Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved explains how Cristiano Ronaldo club-record deal idea started


After Juventus pulled off the incredible coup of signing Ronaldo during the off-season, Nedved revealed how the initial idea came from sporting director Fabio Paratici.

The former Ballon d'Or winner also believes that the signing of the Portugal international was a necessity in order to get the Italian champions over the line in Europe.

"Everything started in the head of our sporting director [Paratici]," he told Marca.

"We were at home when he proposed the idea to myself and president [Andrea] Agnelli.

"We really liked the idea, we were excited and knew we were doing the right thing.

"When we heard about the release clause, we knew that we had to try to sign him."This was a necessary signing to go one step further after winning seven successive Scudetti.

"We will try to win the Champions League, that's our goal."