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Fiat workers 'to strike over Cristiano Ronaldo signing'

Fiat workers 'to strike over Cristiano Ronaldo signing'

The union have claimed that the firm need to guarantee the future of thousands of people "rather than enriching only one", also claiming that Fiat's workers were making "huge economic sacrifices" while millions were being spent on one player.

For the USB union, the decision means Fiat is missing out on investment. "The company should invest in vehicle models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people, rather than enriching only one".

However, football finance expert Rob Wilson, of Sheffield Hallam University, said Juventus should earn more than enough money from Ronaldo to cover the transfer fee and his wages.

The marketing leverage that Juventus will be able to create will be significant.

Milinkovic-Savic has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting young players in Europe since joining Lazio from Genk three years ago and he provided 14 goals and 9 assists last season as they narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification with a fifth-placed finish in Serie A.




Manchester United face a battle to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Real Madrid prepare to launch a bid to sign the £132m-rated Lazio midfielder, according to reports via TeamTalk.

Both Fiat's Melfi plant and Juventus are part-owned by the wealthy Agnelli family and controlled through a holding company.

Workers at the vehicle company's Melfi plant in southern Italy will walk off the job at 10 p.m. Sunday and remain on strike until 6 p.m. Tuesday, BBC News reported.

However, the impact of the stoppage is likely to be limited.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that an Italian trade union consisting Fiat workers in Melfi, Italy are proceeding on an industrial action following Ronaldo's €100 million switch to Juventus, reports suggest.