Fiat workers 'to strike over Cristiano Ronaldo signing'

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was disappointed by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus.

A small union has called a strike at Fiat Chrysler's Melfi plant in Italy after its main investor, the Agnelli family, made a decision to pay 100 million euros to land Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

But while the club and the auto company are separate corporate entities, individually managing their own operations and finances, the Italian USB Lavoro Privato union considers it "unacceptable" that such a large investment has gone into securing Ronaldo from the Galacticos.

Privato said the money spent to bring Ronaldo to Italy's Serie A soccer league should have been spent on "car models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people, rather than enriching only one".

Juventus announced on Tuesday that they had agreed an £88m deal with Real Madrid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

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"It's a pleasure for me and everyone to play with someone like Ronaldo, the best in the world", Cancelo said at his presentation Press conference.

The USB union confirmed Thursday it has called a three-day strike from Sunday at the Fiat plant in the southern town of Melfi in protest.

Both Fiat and Juve are owned by the Agnelli family through their holding company, and the USB union argue that the signing will be at the detriment to possible investment in the carmaker.

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

The France global has starred at the World Cup in Russian Federation but was heavily criticised for his performance last term and has struggled to flourish in Mourinho's defensive system.

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