The Portugal international has joined Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo completed a reported €112 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus on Tuesday, signing a 4 year deal. He will pocket 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 has been the club’s main man since then, scoring 450 in 431 games and leaves as their top goal scorer.
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 Portuguese winger’s future was in doubt since the Champions League final against Liverpool back in May. He spoke about the club in the past tense after that game when he said: “We will talk in the future. It’s been really beautiful to play for Real Madrid. I’ll give a response in the coming days.”
Ronaldo’s club teammate Luka Modric is disappointed by his departure and thanked him for all his extraordinary contributions for the La Liga giants.
“My wish was for Cristiano to stay. He is unique and it is a pity he has left,” the 32-year-old told reporters after Croatia’s semi-final win over England.
“I thank him for everything he did at Real Madrid. I wish him all the best except when he is playing against Madrid.”
The midfielder has been one of the stand out players in this year’s World Cup and has helped his team to reach the finals, his nation’s first World Cup final ever. He is set to captain the team on Sunday, where they will face France in the highly anticipated match of the tournament.