Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Annette Crawford
July 10, 2018

Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport first reported that Agnelli had taken a private jet from Pisa to the Greek city of Calamata on Tuesday, and a source has confirmed to ESPN FC that the Juventus boss has made the trip to meet Ronaldo to finalise the deal.

These have been nine of the most absolutely marvelous years.

Ronaldo enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in Madrid, scoring 451 goals in 438 games for the Spanish giants, making him the all-time leading scorer with the club. "I'm leaving, but this jersey, this shield and the Santiago Bernabeu will always feel as something that is mine wherever I go".

The transfer fee was not disclosed but Spanish media said Ronaldo had signed a four-year deal and had cost Juventus 105 million euros (US$123.24 million).

Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues at Real but had a turbulent relationship with president Florentino Perez.

Today, Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proven to be the best in the world and has marked one of the most brilliant careers in the history of our club and the world of football.

Ronaldo, 33, reached global superstar status after becoming the world's most expensive player when he joined Madrid from Manchester United in 2009.

Emre Can has admitted that he is looking forward to the possibility of playing with Cristiano Ronaldo, and has declared that it will be a great development if the Portugal global signs for Juventus this summer. Ronaldo will reportedly make an annual salary of around $35 million with Juventus.

Added to his five gongs, he is the only one who has won FIFA's The Best prize in the last two years, as well as the FIFA World Player of the Year (in England) and three UEFA Best Player awards.

"Aside from the individual honours, the trophies won and the triumphs on the pitch during the last nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, hard wok, responsibility and self-improvement. I came here to win titles", the 24-year-old told reporters.

The Portuguese soccer star is moving from Spain's Real Madrid to Italy's Juventus, whose primary sponsor is Jeep.

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