Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer Real Madrid ace'speaks to Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer Real Madrid ace'speaks to Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri

Ronaldo has agitated for a move in the past only to commit himself to the Spanish giants, but the club announced on Tuesday that he is to join Juventus for £105m on a four-year deal.

"For any player it would be great to play with someone like Cristiano Ronaldo", he said.

"For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the next generations".

The 27-year-old, who has always been linked to Real Madrid, is now starring for Belgium at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

It's a huge move that modifies the landscape of European soccer, moving Real Madrid from a top-tier Champions League contender to one with huge question marks up top. It's widely accepted that Ronaldo will sign a four year deal with the Italian side, earning an astonishing €30 million per season in Turin.

Ronaldo's future has been a big source of speculation this summer and it appears that the 33-year-old is set to leave Real Madrid after nine years in the Spanish capital.

In a letter posted on Real Madrid's website, the multiple Ballon d'Or victor said his time in Madrid had been one of the happiest in his life.

Ronaldo thanked his teammates, the president, the board and all the club staff before departing, saying in the statement: "However, I think the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to agree to transfer me".

"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 won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and four Champions League crowns during his time with the club. You've earned yourself a prominent place in the history of Real Madrid.

In the year of his 16th birthday, he played for Sporting Lisbon's under-16, under-17, under-18, reserve and first teams, and two years later he so impressed Alex Ferguson in a 2003 pre-season friendly that the then-Manchester United boss snapped him up. "I came here to win titles".

Cristiano scored an incredible 451 goals in 438 games, meaning an average of 1.03 goals per game played for Los Blancos.

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