Just as the ink dries on his £100million transfer to Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo is jetting off once again to embark on his annual tour of China.
The football legend has made a frequent event of his ‘CR7 Tour’ in recent years, whereby he heads off to Asia to meet his global fans and further expand his colossal brand.
Ronaldo took to social media on Wednesday, just a few days after completing his more to Serie A, to alert his Chinese fans that he was on his way.
Posing with his entourage in front of a plush, Nike-branded jet, Ronaldo was in high spirits while preparing for yet another adventure.
Ronaldo shared the news on social media, circulating the image around his 135m followers along with the caption: ‘See you soon China! #CR7TOUR #NIKEFOOTBALL’
The 33-year-old is set to be in for a hectic summer with sponsorship commitments before finally getting down to some pre-season training with his new club.
Ronaldo is likely to have to miss Juventus’ upcoming pre-season tour of America, and so avoid a very early reunion with Real Madrid who will face the Old Lady at the FedEx Field stadium in Maryland.
The forward had to cut short a family holiday to Greece, which he had been taking following Portugal’s exit from the World Cup, in order to seal his transfer.
It is unknown how long the player and his party will be spending in China, though Ronaldo is likely to visit several locations for public visits and Nike-organised events.
Once his heavy summer dies down, Ronaldo is in line to make his first appearance in the famous black and white stripes of Juventus on the first weekend of the Serie A season.
The fixtures for the Italian top flight are to be announced on Friday, where Ronaldo will learn who are set to be his first opponents.