UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid CF have confirmed the transfer of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Serie A champions Juventus. The 33-year-old will end a successful nine-year spell with the Spanish giants.
„Real Madrid CF announces that, in accordance with the wishes and requests expressed by Cristiano Ronaldo, we have agreed to transfer him to Juventus FC,“ the club stated in an official release on their website.
„Today Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the most brilliant times in the history of our club and world football.“
„Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement.“
„For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of the great symbols and a unique reference for the next generations.“
Juventus announced the deal on their website stating: „He’s called Cristiano Ronaldo and he’s now officially a Bianconero! Juventus are delighted to announce that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has signed for the club on a four-year contract until 30 June 2022.“
The Italians also published a press release with further details on the transfer deal:
AGREEMENT WITH REAL MADRID FOR THE DEFINITIVE ACQUISITION OF THE PLAYER CRISTIANO RONALDO
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with Real Madrid Club De Fùtbol S.p.A. for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Dos Santos Aveiro Cristiano Ronaldo has been reached for a consideration of € 100 million payable in 2 financial years, in addition to the solidarity contribution provided by FIFA regulations and additional costs of € 12 million.
Juventus and the player have signed a 4-year contract of employment until 30 June 2022.
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