Cristiano Ronaldo will move to the Old Ladies, Juventus in a £105million transfer, according to SkySports, with Real Madrid confirming their talisman’s exit in a statement from the club.
Ronaldo reportedly held a meeting with Juventus President, Andrea Agnelli in Greece while the 5-time Best player in the world’s agent, Jorge Mended pulled the strings for a deal in Spain.
The Portugal captain revealed to Real Madrid authorities a fortnight ago that he will favour a move out of the club in a news that opened Juve’s ears to the possibilities of a dream acquisition. Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 in an £80million move from Manchester United.
A statement from the Los Blaugranas read; REAL MADRID STATEMENT
“Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC.
“Today, Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football.
“Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement.
“He has also become the top scorer in the history of Real Madrid with 451 goals in 438 games. In total 16 titles, including 4 European Cups, 3 of them consecutive and 4 in the last 5 seasons. On an individual basis, with the Real Madrid jersey he has won 4 Gold Balls, 2 The Best, and 3 Gold Boots, among many other awards.
“For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of his great symbols and a unique reference for the next generations.”
Ronaldo participated at the 2018 World Cup with Portugal but was eliminated in the round of 16 by Uruguay.