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Real Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club to join Juventus this summer. He joined them from Manchester United for a world record transfer fee at the time, of £80 million, ahead of the 2009-10 season and has been the club’s main man since then, scoring 450 in 431 games.
“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.”
He has won LaLiga twice, two Copa del Reys and has also helped the club to four Champions League trophies, along with the FIFA Club World Cup three times and the UEFA Super Cup twice.
The 33 year old is said to have agreed a four-year contract that will see him pocket €30 million per season and Madrid have since confirmed that they have allowed him to make the move to Turin in a transfer expected to be worth of 112 million euros.
Ronaldo’s club teammate Sergio Ramos was quick to pay him a tribute. He believes that the Portuguese superstar has earned a special place in the history of the club and and will be always remembered by the La Liga giants.
“Cristiano, your goals, your numbers and everything we’ve won together speak for themselves,” Ramos wrote on Twitter as quoted by Goal.
“You have earned a special place in the history of Real Madrid. As Madridistas we’ll remember you always.
“It’s been a pleasure to play alongside you. Big hug and good luck!”