Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his sensational transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus in a club record deal for the Italian giants.
The Portuguese has joined the Serie A champions in a €105 million (R1.65 billion) transfer after agreeing to a four-year deal worth €30 million (R475 million) a season, becoming both Juventus’ record signing as well as Real’s most expensive sale in the process.
He leaves Los Blancos after nine years, having scored 450 goals and assisted another 131 strikes in 438 games for the club. In addition, he also lifted 16 of his overall 28 trophies with Real.
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The 33-year-old reportedly grew unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu after club president Florentino Perez broke his promise about offering him a new contract.
Ronaldo and his entourage are believed to have agreed with Real to lower his €1 billion (R16 billion) release clause to €105 million, and the Bianconeri have now paid as much to the Spanish giants.
Ronaldo will reportedly have his medical at Juventus next week and will wear the No. 7 shirt, with the Italian giants becoming the fourth official club of his senior career.