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Fiat workers are getting ready to go on strike over the firm's owner's decision to pay £88m to buy Cristiano Ronaldo.

Following the recent arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juan Cuadrado has magnanimously agreed to vacate his shirt number at Juventus to allow the new €100 million man to wear his trademark No.7. Workers are angry because they believe the huge sum spent on Ronaldo would have been better spent investing in Fiat. The motoring giant has been forced to lay off thousands of workers over the years over the company's lack of new vehicle models.

Thousands of FCA plant workers across Italy have been on state-sponsored temporary layoff schemes for years due to lack of new models.

The move brings an end to a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain, and takes him further away from a tax fraud case that may end up costing the Portugal forward more than $20 million in fines. The factory is just one of seven Fiat Chrysler plants in Italy and the USB does not represent many workers there.

Later, Football Italia reported that a part of the transfer fee will be paid via Juventus' parent company Exor, which owns Fiat.

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Ronaldo, 33, has nearly exclusively worn the No 7 shirt for both Manchester United and Real Madrid, wearing No 9 for the Spanish giants in 2009/10 when club legend Raul occupied his preferred number.

"The company should invest in auto models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people, rather than enriching only one".

The strike was called for late Sunday to early Tuesday.

According to analysts, Bloomberg reported, Ronaldo could give the auto manufactures an advertising boost: the striped Juventus shirt has Fiat Chrysler's Jeep logo on the back.

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