Ronaldo made the call in 2019 when Rakitic was still with Barcelona.
“In the summer of 2019, Cristiano called me personally to suggest I go to Juve," said the Croatia international.
“He told me that the club wanted me too, but the transfer didn't go through. Barcelona were asking for €50m and it was too much."
Rakitic also told 24sata: “Ronaldo is one of the greatest of all time. You really enjoy watching him and what he's doing at Juventus."