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Cristiano Ronaldo completed a reported €112 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus this summer, signing a 4 year deal. He pockets around €30 million per season.
The Portugal International ended a successful 9 year spell with the Spanish side after joining them from Manchester United for a world record transfer fee at the time of £80 million. He was their main man since joining them, scoring 451 in 438 games and left as their top goal scorer.
He 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.
Though the La Liga giants failed to find a replacement for him before the transfer deadline, they have started the campaign strongly. They are still unbeaten in the league, winning 3 and drawing 1 so far and are currently second on the table.
Club’s president Florentino Perez has revealed that they didn’t want to sell Ronaldo but had to to after he asked to leave.
“The release clauses are not there to be paid. If there has to be sale, it is negotiated,” he said as quoted by Goal.
“We did not want to sell him, but he wanted to go for personal reasons and we understood that, for all the good things he had done, we had to open the door for him.
“We got the highest value we could.”