Italian giants Juventus have officially secured a transfer agreement of around €100m to sign world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
The european champions on Tuesday afternoon confirmed the transaction saying the deal was done “according to the will and request expressed by the player.”
A club statement read:
“Real Madrid C. F. communicates that, according to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer him to Juventus F. C.
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 most brilliant 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.
Real Madrid will always be your home,” it ended.
Ronaldo thus ends a nine-year stay at Real Madrid after arriving from Manchester United. The 33-year-old and his agent, Jorge Mendes, met the Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, in Greece on Tuesday to discuss the final details of the deal.
Ronaldo is signing a four-year deal with the Serie A club with a yearly salary of around €30m. In Italy clubs have to pay the same amount in tax, which takes the total cost of the transfer to €340m (€100m transfer fee plus €240m in salary and taxes).