Cristiano Ronaldo’s tenure at Real Madrid will officially end quite soon, and not in the way many expected it to happen.
Ever since the Portuguese voiced his discomfort following the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League title, there were several rumours regarding his potential exit from the Santiago Bernabeu outfit. Manchester United and PSG were expected to be the most aggressive teams on his pursuit, but instead Ronaldo is taking his talents to Italy where he will join Juventus.
According to a report from Sky Sports, Juventus have finally reached an agreement with Real Madrid over the transfer of Ronaldo. Of course, the reigning Serie A champions had been playing it safe of late and they were leading the chase to acquire the Portuguese superstar, but it wasn’t until this Tuesday when everything was sealed. And if the reports are true, then the official announcement should come in a few hours.
That aforementioned report indicated that both clubs reached an agreement on a £105 million transfer fee, which sounds like a hefty price tag for a 33-year-old player who could be past his prime sooner than later. But again, it’s Ronaldo we’re talking about. He could be productive into his 40s if he wanted to.
Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid as one of the brightest players to ever feature for Los Merengues. During a nine-year span with Real Madrid, Ronaldo ammassed 450 goals and 131 assists in “only” 438 appearances for Los Merengues. He will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the all-time greats to don the Madrid shirt, and now jumps to Italy looking to conquer lands where he has never featured before.