as reported at metro.co.uk

Ronaldo has been on international duty this summer with Portugal (Picture: Getty)

Ryan Giggs believes Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Juventus because he is obsessed with La Liga rival Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo spent nine years at Real Madrid following his transfer from Manchester United, where he won four Champions League trophies with the club during his time there.

However, the Portugal international has made the recent switch to Juventus after signing a recent four-year deal with the Turin club.

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And Giggs, who is a former team-mate of Ronaldo, believes he’s only made the switch to enhance his claim of being better than his main rival in Spain.

‘I’m surprised, surprised that he would leave Real Madrid and go to Italy,’ Giggs told ITV.

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‘I think it’s a big challenge for him but he’s going to a huge club. Having that on your CV… Real Madrid, Man United and Juventus. It’s some CV. It will be a challenge for him at 33.

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