Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to join Juventus

Higuain may not be reunited with Ronaldo after all

Higuain may not be reunited with Ronaldo after all

On an indifvidual level, as a Real Madrid player he has also won four Ballon d'Ors, two The Bests and three Golden Boots, among a host of other gongs.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be "eternally grateful" to Real Madrid if he decides to call time on his nine-year stay with the European champions, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.

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

The fact he did not enjoy unblighted adoration from the club despite everything he had done for them clearly annoyed Ronaldo, as did the fact that he was not offered new bloated contracts every time he asked for them.

Madrid have won four of the past five Champions League titles, as well as La Liga titles in 2012 and 2017.

Real Madrid on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that it has sold its star striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, to Juventus FC following the player's own request to do so.

"Hello Ronaldo", the Gazzetta dello Sport headlined a report saying that Allegri had called Ronaldo on Monday, suggesting the transfer deal was all but done.

He most recently lead Portugal to the Round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup, where they were beaten by Uruguay.

The 33-year-old would be a massive signing for Juventus, as Max Allegri looks to claim a Champions League trophy that has so far alluded him in his career.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the first player in Champions League history to reach 100 goals for the same club (105 goals currently). "You have earned a special place in the history of Real Madrid".

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was at Ronaldo's hotel in Greece on Tuesday as discussions continued over the move.

"I have reflected a lot and I know it is time for a new cycle".

Ronaldo was Real Madrid's top all-time goal scorer, with 451 goals since moving there in 2009.

Real Madrid has won my heart and that of my family and it is because of that, now more than ever, I would like to say thank you.

Then last December, Ronaldo said he wanted a raise after helping Real win the Club World Cup. "I'm leaving, but this jersey, this shield and the Santiago Bernabeu will always feel as something that is mine wherever I go".