New Fiorentina signing Luka Jovic has, on Thursday, confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo acted because the inspiration behind his squad quantity choice at The Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Hitman Jovic’s transfer to Italy, after all, was made official late final week.
Contemporary off one other frankly abysmal marketing campaign on the Bernabeu, which noticed him afforded only one La Liga begin, giving rise to a solitary objective throughout all competitions, the widespread assumption was that the Serbian worldwide can be farmed out on one other mortgage stint away from the Spanish capital.
It due to this fact got here as a significant shock when phrase was forthcoming that, the truth is, Jovic had introduced a definitive near his Actual stint.
As a part of a posh settlement which can see Los Blancos safe 50% of any future sale, the 24-year-old put pen to paper on phrases with Serie A outfit Fiorentina, by the summer time of 2024:
Luka Jovic is a Viola 💜
— ACF Fiorentina English (@ACFFiorentinaEN) July 8, 2022
Jovic’s first main choice on the again of his arrival, in the meantime, got here within the type of his alternative of blouse quantity.
The as soon as so highly-regarded attacker in the end opted for La Viola’s no.7, lately donned by one other altogether high-profile title, within the type of Franck Ribery.
And now, as alluded to above, Jovic has supplied an perception into the reasoning behind his choice to don the well-known 7 in Tuscany.
Chatting with the media on Thursday, the Serb pointed in the direction of one of many biggest gamers within the historical past of his former membership – Cristiano Ronaldo – as his inspiration:
🎙| Jovic: “It was an excellent honour to have Ancelotti as a coach, he’s one of many biggest of all time. I selected quantity 7 as a result of I’m impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo, the best participant of all time.” pic.twitter.com/CJVr9Aw1Yl
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