Official: Ronaldo released by Real Madrid to join Juventus

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The five-time Balon d’Or winner is heading to Turin ahead of the new season after nine years in Spain

Champions League winners Real Madrid have finally announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club in favour of continuing his career with Serie A side Juventus.

Ronaldo, who was reported to be unhappy with Madrid following the club’s decision not to improve his earnings, will sign a four-year deal with Juventus worth €30 million every season.

This is amount is seven million more than what he was taken while with Madrid.

The Liga said in an official statement:

“Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC.”

Ronaldo arrived in Spain from Manchester United in a deal worth €96 million which was the then world record and helped the club to win two La Liga and two Copa del Rey titles, as well as four Uefa Champions League trophies.

The Portuguese superstar who led his country to the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia, boasts of five Balon d’Or accolades and stands a realistic chance of making it six in 2018.

It’s very certain that Ronaldo will will wear his favourite number 7 jersey at Juventus.

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