Cristiano Ronaldo has made his entrance at Juventus as he trains with his new team-mates for the first time on Monday.
The £100million Portuguese superstar was filmed getting out of his Jeep and walking into the Italian club’s training complex as he begins pre-season preparations.
Ronaldo says ‘buonasera’ [good evening] to the cameras as he steps out the vehicle, suggesting he may need to brush up on his Italian greetings as it was long before the evening in Turin.
The former Real Madrid star touched down in Turin on Sunday night after being afforded an extended holiday following his campaign with Portugal at the World Cup.
Some Juventus fans greeted him at the airport, filming him stepping off a private plane with his family and entourage.
But Ronaldo won’t yet meet all of his Juventus colleagues as Massimiliano Allegri’s team are currently on their pre-season training tour of the United States.
Juventus actually play his former club Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup on Saturday, but that will come too soon for the new signing.
Instead, he will train in Italy as he counts down to his anticipated competitive debut in the Serie A opener against Chievo on August 19.
The 33-year-old spent time in Greece with his family after Portugal’s elimination to Uruguay in the World Cup last-16, before jetting off to China for his annual CR7 brand tour with Nike.
But his arrival at Juventus heralds the start of the serious training work for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.