Cristiano Ronaldo gives Rs 16 lakh tip to hotel staff in Greece

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Portugal footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, stunned staff of a Greek hotel he stayed when he left them £17,850 (Dh85,345 approx) tip.

Juventus's record signing Cristiano Ronaldo at a news conference on Monday has said his move from Real Madrid was a "well thought out decision" as he aims to help his new club win their first Champions League title in more than two decades.

Reports suggest that Ronaldo gifted the staff of the resort with the mega tip as a thank you before heading to Turin for his unveiling as a Juventus player.

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The resort was the backdrop last week for the deal that sealed the forward's transfer from La Liga giants Real Madrid to Serie A kings Juventus, where he will earn about £26 million (S$46.5 million) a year.

Neymar, who is rumoured to be replacing the Portugal global at Real, told reporters that Ronaldo is a genius and that his move will change Italian football.

"I think Cristiano Ronaldo will change Italian football", Neymar was quoted as saying to Fox Sports in Sao Paulo, where he equally downplayed a potential switch to the Los Blancos.

"He is a legend in football, a genius".

"I think it is a hard decision for him so I wish him good luck but not against Paris".

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor was his usual confident self at a press conference in Turin attended by media from all over the globe.

"It's a dream for me", he said. I am here because I want a challenge.