Why Fiat Chrysler workers are furious over Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Image via Hindustan Times         Messi misses an important penalty against Iceland

Image via Hindustan Times Messi misses an important penalty against Iceland

Speaking at his official unveiling on Thursday, Cancelo said: "It's an enormous pleasure for me and all footballers to play with a great champion like Cristiano Ronaldo".

Ronaldo met Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli on Tuesday afternoon in a hotel in Greece, where he is on holiday with his girlfriend and family, before agreeing a four-year deal worth an estimated £500,000 a week.

Both the football club and the carmaker are controlled by the Agnelli family through their holding company.

According to the report by BBC, the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) union feels that spending huge some money on Ronaldo means Fiat is missing out on investment.

The union added that it was "unacceptable" that while Fiat Chrysler workers were making "huge economic sacrifices", millions of euros were being spent on the purchase of a player.

It said the firm needed to guarantee the future of thousands of people, "rather than enriching only one".

Serie A champions Juventus acquired Ronaldo, the World Cup captain of Portugal's national team, from Real Madrid in one of the most expensive transfer deals of all time.

The auto manufacturer Fiat, to which the brand Ferrari exclusively belongs, is reportedly 29.1 percent owned by the Agnelli family, who also hold about 63.77 percent of Juventus.

Union members working at the plant, where Fiat models such as the Punto and 500X are made, will walk out at 10pm local time on Sunday night, remaining on strike until 6pm on the following Tuesday.