Ronaldo to Juventus: Real Madrid's leading scorer explains need for 'new cycle'

Cristiano Ronaldo

Sergio Ramos, Ronaldo's teammate for the entirety of his Real Madrid tenure, expressed similar thoughts on Twitter, writing "your goals, your numbers and everything we have won together speak for themselves".

After weeks of speculation, and everyone struggling to fathom the fact that the five time Ballon d'Or victor would leave the Santiago Bernabeu after winning his third consecutive UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, Juventus have now - finally - confirmed the signing of the best player world: Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo scored 105 Champions League goals for Madrid - only six clubs scored more over the same period! - and has either led or shared the lead in scoring for each of the last six seasons.

The 33-year-old Portuguese national is saying goodbye after nine seasons with Real Madrid, where he arrived in July 2009.

"I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for this game and for this city".

"I think that the moment has arrived to start a new chapter in my life and therefore I have asked the club to accept letting me leave".

Reports in Spain say Madrid have paid in the region of 35 million euros (£31m) for Odriozola, who becomes the club's first new signing since Julen Lopetegui replaced Zinedine Zidane as head coach.

Ronaldo went on to express his gratitude for the time he has spent at the Bernabeu and insisted the club would always have a place in his heart.


"They have been absolutely wonderful for nine years".

Marca added that English striker Harry Kane has been linked to Real Madrid as well.

"Real Madrid will always be his home".

'You have earned a special place in the history of Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a sensational deal worth £105million.

Ronaldo made his debut for Sporting Lisbon when he was 17.

The forward follows Zinedine Zidane out of the door after three consecutive Champions League triumphs, and he could possibly make his debut later this month when the Serie A giants commence their tour of the United States.

Ronaldo scored a club-record 451 goals for Madrid and was crowned the world's best player in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, as well as in 2008 while at Man United.

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