Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo Understand Each Other Very Well, Insists Club Director Fabio Paratici

Nov 25, 2020, 5:02 PM GMT+5:30
Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo and Andrea Pirlo understand each other very well, says Fabio Paratici | Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Juventus director Fabio Paratici has opened up on the relationship between Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo, insisting 'they understand each other very well'.

"Champions understand each other. Andrea has a very good rapport with all the players, but naturally he’s closer in age and experience to Ronaldo, so they understand each other very well," Paratici told Sky Sports Italia [via Football Italia] ahead of Juventus' Champions League game against Ferencvaros, which they eventually won 2-1.

Paulo Dybala's future at the club has been a subject of speculation, and Paratici insists they have a 'good rapport' with the Argentine and revealed they are 'talking about the renewal daily and weekly'.

Paratici also opened up about bringing Alvaro Morata on loan from Atletico Madrid with an option to purchase rather than sign him outright last summer. "Morata arrived on loan with option to buy, a transfer formula we used several times this summer, as did other clubs, because it’s a moment where there are financial difficulties for clubs," Paratici said.

Meanwhile, Morata has been in great form for Juventus since his arrival. He scored the winner of Pirlo's side against Ferencvaros as Juventus came back from a goal down to seal a victory in the injury time after Cristiano Ronaldo had cancelled out Myrto Uzuni's 19th minute goal in the 35th minute.