Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Real Madrid announce Ronaldo transfer to Juventus

They have been absolutely wonderful for 9 years.

Juventus confirmed later on Tuesday evening that they have committed a figure of €100m, payable to Madrid over two years, to the deal, while there is also €12m in add-ons as well as a solidarity fee which is owed, as per Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations, to clubs which contributed to the development of Ronaldo.

"I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for these fans and for this city".

However, I believe the time has come to embark on a new stage in my life and for this reason I have I asked the club to allow me to leave. I am sorry it is like this and I ask all of you, especially our followers, to please understand me.

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or victor, will now have the chance to win a European league title with a third club after completing a shock move to Turin. In total he won 16 trophies, among them four Champions League titles, three of them won consecutively and four over the last five seasons.

Cristiano joined Real Madrid in 2009, after six years with Manchester United.

But he was unhappy with the way the tax authorities treated him in Spain.

The Italian publication also reported that Ronaldo and Juventus head coach Max Allegri had spoken on the phone last Friday. They have been nine unique years.

Other players targeted by Spanish tax authorities in recent years include Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Luka Modric. You've earned yourself a prominent place in the history of Real Madrid.

Ronaldo is now on vacation in Greece following Portugal's elimination from the World Cup.

"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".

"Real Madrid will always be his home".

The Portuguese stunned onlookers following the Champions League final win over Liverpool as he hinted that his time at the Bernabeu may have run its course.

Cristiano Ronaldo has received a special message from Sergio Ramos. I am leaving but this shirt, this crest and the Santiago Bernabéu will continue to feel a part of me wherever I may be.

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