Ronaldo Signs For Juventus From Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Italian champions Juventus from Real Madrid, the La Liga club said in a statement on Tuesday.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner, who joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record £80 million, is the Spanish club’s all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies with them.
“For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the generations to come,” European champions Real said, adding that Ronaldo had asked to be transferred. “Real Madrid will always be his home”.
Ronaldo had been said to have been unhappy for some time at Real Madrid, particularly over President Florentino Perez’s reluctance to improve his contract and what Cristiano Ronaldo felt was an obsession with bringing Neymar to the Spanish capital.
The transfer fee was not disclosed but Spanish media said Ronaldo had signed a four-year deal and had cost Juventus €105 million, eclipsing what they paid for Gonzalo Higuain.