Cristiano Ronaldo To Join Italian Giants Juventus

Real Madrid forward and five-time BallonD’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will Join Italian giants Juventus.

A deal worth 105m has been struck between the clubs for the star player to switch sides after 9 seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that's why I asked the club to accept transferring me,” Ronaldo said.

While at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo won two La Liga and four Champions League titles.

The 33-year-old joined Madrid in July 2009 at World record fee of £80m from Manchester United before becoming the club’s record time goal scorer with 451 goals.

"For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its great symbols," read part of the club’s statement.

"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.

"Real Madrid will always be your home."

The 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 World’s best player of the year is now set to be unveiled in Turin as Juventus’ record signing, surpassing the £75.3m they paid for Gonzalo Higuain.

Ronaldo has signed a four-year contract with the club. 

 

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