Milan have signed Brazilian striker Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
The 30-year-old striker has joined Milan on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee – reported to be €7.5 million.
Ronaldo has been criticised for being overweight and unfit in recent months, and Real coach Fabio Capello made it clear that the Brazilian had no future at the club.
He has started only three league matches under new coach Capello this season.
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted Ronaldo was “not particularly fit”, but added: “He remains a great player.”
Ancelotti said Ronaldo had lost fitness because “having been excluded from the Real squad, he has lost some of his enthusiasm in training”.
The Milan coach believes the Brazilian still has a lot to offer.
“Ronaldo fat? I don’t think so, he is just sturdy and has an imposing figure,” said Ancelotti.
“He is very motivated and I think he has proved that by choosing to come here even if he might earn less.
“He’s a great striker and is very fast.
“He hasn’t trained much after being dropped at Real Madrid, but he remains an excellent player, who scored almost 100 goals with the Merengues in five years.”
Milan president Silvio Berlusconi claims Ronaldo has rejected lucrative moves to the United Arab Emirates and the United States in favour of a move to Milan.
“Ronaldo refused Emirates and USA money,” said Berlusconi.
“He told me he still dreamt Milan and that he wants to come with us to show everybody he’s still a champion.”
Ronaldo, who has won two World Cups with Brazil and been named Fifa World Player of the Year three times, has already passed a medical in Milan.
Ronaldo, who has won two World Cups with Brazil and holds the record for goals scored in the World Cup, scored 104 goals for Real since joining them in August 2002.