The prolific Argentine forward of course played alongside CR7 at Real Madrid between 2008 and 2013, before he himself moved to Napoli.
And, because of that, the 30-year-old didn’t put rekindling his relationship with Ronaldo at the top of his wishlist again.
See what he had to say in his official press conference unveiling:
The England under-21 midfielder has joined Sampdoria from Leeds United, and his new club decided to rip off the fact that he shares a name with Juventus’ blockbuster summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sampdoria’s tweet heralding Vieira’s arrival looked remarkably similar to Juventus’ from July when they announced the transfer that remains the signing of the summer.
While no one is comparing the two players, it’s worth noting that Vieira was named among the top prospects under 20 in European football earlier this year.
The 20-year old Argentinian received plenty of praise from Spalletti for his work ethics despite Inter losing their International Champions Cup clash to Maurizio Sarri‘s side.
See what the Inter boss had to say, on his forward, below.