Alonso, who won his two world titles with the team back in 2005 and 2006 thinks that Hulkenberg's move is very smart. The Spaniard has been a long time fan of Hulkenberg and thinks the move will benefit both driver and team.
"I think it is a very good decision from both sides," Alonso said.
"Nico needs a new challenge after being at Force India for a couple of years.
"For me, he is one of the most talented drivers, and to sign with one of the big manufacturers [in Formula 1] is a great opportunity to become World Champion one day.
"Also for Renault it is a great chance to have one of the most talented drivers in the world."
Hulkenberg has finally received his long term wish of driving for a manufacture team, but is hoping that Renault will push further to the front in the coming years.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing