- McKenzie joined Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Juventus during the just concluded transfer window
- He moved to the Italian club on loan with an option to join permanently for a fee of €25.5m.
- The 22-year-old says he was star-struck the very first moment he saw Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus officially announced the signing of the FC Dallas academy product on August 29 this year, as Weston McKenzie joined the Italian champions on a one-year loan with an option to buy.
The 22-year-old has stated that he was star-struck the first time he met Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Most footballers dream of playing for very big clubs like Juventus, while several other players hope to play alongside their football ‘idol’ some day, but it was both for McKenzie.
The US player moved to the Italian club this summer on a season long-loan deal with an option to join permanently for a fee of €25.5million.
According to him, it was an irresistible offer for him to join Juventus and like many, he was star-struck on meeting CR7 for the first time.
He told GOAL:
“It’s been honestly a big honour to play with Cristiano Ronaldo. I still remember the first time I met him, I was walking down the hallway and I was like, oh snap, be cool, be cool,”
“[But] he’s a really genuine guy, straight to the point, he wants to win, he has a great mentality and we also joke around – he calls me Texas Boy.”
McKennie also spoke on the humility he has so far witnessed from Ronaldo.
“For a player with all the accomplishments in his career, he could be snobby and stuck up, but he’s very open and warm and brings all the players into the game no matter what age you are.
‘Texas boy’ can now proudly say he has shared a pitch and a dressing room with one of the every greats in Cristiano Ronaldo."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the latest football star whose house was burgled by a robber.
The 35-year-old is currently in Portugal camp for their UEFA Nations League against France and Sweden this month.
While away on international duty, his house was under attack, with the robber targeting his mother and brother in the house while carrying out his evil act.
SunSport however reports that the forward's sister claims the thief being hunted by police in Madeira is a 'drug addict'. Elma Aveiro said her family knows him and insisted that he won’t return there.
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