MADRID, Spain, July 11 – Real Madrid FC on Tuesday confirmed that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to Juventus.
After Ronaldo requested a transfer, the two clubs have agreed to a deal, believed to be worth a staggering £105m, for the 33-year-old.
Real Madrid has issued a statement confirming Ronaldo’s exit.
“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.”
The global superstar will undergo a medical at the Turin-based side next week. (ANA)