Ronaldo to Juventus: Real Madrid's statement in full


Ronaldo to Juventus: Real Madrid's statement in full

Gorka Iraizoz is the goalkeeper that has conceded the most goals by Cristiano Ronaldo (17), followed by Diego Lopez, Claudio Bravo and Javi Varas (15).

"He also became Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer, with 451 goals in 438 games".

After nine garlanded years, Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid for Juventus. I only have feelings of great gratitude to this club, to the fans and to the city.

"Thanks to all and, of course, as I said that first time in our stadium 9 years ago: Hala Madrid!".

"I think the time has come to open a new period in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept transferring me". He will reportedly sign a four-year contract that will see him earn £500k per week at the Italian club.

Cristiano Ronaldo thanked Real Madrid for an "absolutely wonderful" nine years at the club after revealing the time was right to start a new chapter in his illustrious career with Juventus. He joins a Juventus side who have won seven back to back Serie A titles, but who have not won the Champions League since 1996.

Manchester United chose not to sign Ronaldo due to their interest in his Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale.

Real Madrid have agreed to let the Portugese player leave.

Ronaldo won two La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns with Real after joining from Manchester United in 2009 for a then world-record fee of £80 million.

"Cristiano Ronaldo will always be a symbol of Real Madrid and a reference point for future generations".

Judging by Ronaldo's World Cup antics, an era to be reckoned may be on the verge of beginning in Italy.

The move brings an end to a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain, and takes him further away from a tax fraud case that may end up costing the Portugal forward more than $20 million in fines. Ronaldo has been the competition's top scorer for the past six years, having had scored the most goals in a single campaign (17).

OK Diario, via the Daily Express, claim that Los Blancos are "closing in on" a deal for PSG star Neymar and want to announce his signing at the same time as Ronaldo's departure, to smooth the news with the club's supporters.