Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that star forward Cristiano Ronaldo will move to Serie A champions Juventus from the upcoming campaign, putting an end to his nine-year stay with the Spanish club.
A statement on the official website of the Champions League winners read: “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.”
The statement did not give any details as to the amount of the transfer but Spanish media reports have said it could reach 105 million euros $120 million, with the 33-year-old signing a four-year contract worth 30 million euros per season.
In a letter posted on Real Madrid’s website, the multiple Ballon d’Or winner said his time in Madrid had been one of the happiest in his life.