Juventus to erect statues of Christiano Ronaldo to promote tourism

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Christiano Ronaldo’s move to Italian side, Juventus has been generating a lot of publicity that has resulted in an economic boom for the club.

The former Real Madrid ace’s ‘Ronaldo 7’ shirts have been selling like hotcakes and even Juventus have been stunned at the popularity of the former Manchester United man – and the economic kick-back.

And they are hoping to trump the infamous sculptures of the Portuguese unveiled on his home island of Madeira, with the first one showing the forward standing in his pre-free kick pose.

But the second, a bust on show at Madeira Airport, which was re-named after him, was panned on social media.

The bizarre work of art showed the 33-year-old’s well-proportioned face almost comically off kilter and with a bizarre grin – before it was eventually replaced.

Juventus’ marketing team hope the statues dotted around the city will be good for tourism in the city as they bid to turn it into a footballing Disneyland.

Casts have been made of the statues and they should be unveiled during the autumn.

But no doubt they will become targets for the Old Lady’s cross-town rivals Torino, with Juventus becoming magnets for envy within their home country, following their SEVEN consecutive Scudetto victories.

Ronaldo has been undergoing a medical at the Allianz Stadium, greeting fans and signing autographs ahead of his big unveiling.

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