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Real Madrid have accepted £88m deal to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Juve

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Real Madrid confirm they have accepted £88m deal to sell superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus after president flew in to his Greek hotel to finalise stunning transfer

  • Juventus have completed the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid
  • Ronaldo met Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli in Greece on Tuesday
  • The 33-year-old is currently on holiday in Greece with his girlfriend and family 
  • Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues at Real Madrid during his time there
  • He has agreed a deal with Juventus believed to be worth £500,000 per week

By Tom Farmery For Mailonline

Published: 11:39 EDT, 10 July 2018 | Updated: 12:20 EDT, 10 July 2018

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Cristiano Ronaldo has made an astonishing £88m move to Juventus after Real Madrid granted him permission to leave Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo met Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli on Tuesday afternoon in a hotel in Greece before agreeing an estimated £500,000-a-week over years.

It is believed that the transfer was finalised at the meeting with Ronaldo surrounded by his girlfriend and family, who is currently on holiday with him.

Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus after Real Madrid granted him permission to leave 
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus after Real Madrid granted him permission to leave 

Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus after Real Madrid granted him permission to leave 

Ronaldo enjoyed a stellar career during his nine-year career with Real Madrid
Ronaldo enjoyed a stellar career during his nine-year career with Real Madrid

Ronaldo enjoyed a stellar career during his nine-year career with Real Madrid

Ronaldo won four Champions League title with Real Madrid, the last coming in May
Ronaldo won four Champions League title with Real Madrid, the last coming in May

Ronaldo won four Champions League title with Real Madrid, the last coming in May


Real Madrid confirmed the transfer late on Tuesday afternoon.

In a statement, the club admitted that they had granted Ronaldo his wish to leave the club.

It read: '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 brightest times in the history of our club and world football.'

Real Madrid confirmed Ronaldo's move to Italian champions Juventus on Tuesday afternoon
Real Madrid confirmed Ronaldo's move to Italian champions Juventus on Tuesday afternoon

Real Madrid confirmed Ronaldo's move to Italian champions Juventus on Tuesday afternoon

The club tweeted Ronaldo's letter in which the player thanked the club for their support
The club tweeted Ronaldo's letter in which the player thanked the club for their support

The club tweeted Ronaldo's letter in which the player thanked the club for their support

How Ronaldo could look when he turns out for Italian champions Juventus next season
How Ronaldo could look when he turns out for Italian champions Juventus next season

How Ronaldo could look when he turns out for Italian champions Juventus next season

WILL RONALDO'S FIRST GAME BE AGAINST REAL? 

Cristiano Ronaldo's first game for Juventus could be against his former club.

The two sides meet in the International Champions Cup at the FedEx Field in Washington on August 4.

Ronaldo won four Champions League titles during his nine-year stay at Real Madrid.

'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,' the statement added.

Ronaldo thanked Real Madrid for making his time at the club 'possibly the happiest of my life', but added that he felt it was the right decision to move on.

He said: 'I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept transferring me. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand me.' 

Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli (left) met with Ronaldo to finalise the deal on Tuesday
Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli (left) met with Ronaldo to finalise the deal on Tuesday

Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli (left) met with Ronaldo to finalise the deal on Tuesday

Agnelli flew out to Greece from Italy for talks with Ronaldo while the player was on holiday
Agnelli flew out to Greece from Italy for talks with Ronaldo while the player was on holiday

Agnelli flew out to Greece from Italy for talks with Ronaldo while the player was on holiday

Ronaldo leaves a legacy behind at Real Madrid littered with smashed records and trophies. 

He 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,' Real Madrid's statement added.

'Real Madrid will always be his home'.

Ronaldo's first game for Juventus could come against his former club when the two meet in the International Champions Cup. 

The two play each other on August 4 at the FedEx Field in Washington. 

RONALDO'S TIME AT REAL MADRID

450 - Ronaldo's Real Madrid-record goal tally, in 438 games.

17 - his record goal tally for a Champions League season, in 2013-14.

105 - total Champions League goals for the club, which also included 16 in 2015-16 and 15 in the most recent campaign.

4 - Champions League titles with Real, including the last three in succession.

311 - goals in LaLiga.

2 - LaLiga titles, in 2011-12 and 2016-17.

16 - major trophies with the club, also including two domestic cups, two domestic and three European Super Cups and three Club World Cups.

4 - Ballon d'Or awards won with Real, making five in total after he was first recognised as the world's best player in 2008 when he was with Manchester United.

44 - hat-tricks for Madrid including a club-record 34 in LaLiga. Two came last season, against Girona and Real Sociedad in LaLiga.

8 - the Girona game marked the eighth time he had scored four or more goals in a Real match. That included five-goal league hauls against Granada in 2014-15 and Espanyol the following season.

8 - his first three goals in that 9-1 win over Granada came in eight minutes, equalling the club record for the quickest ever hat-trick.

61 - his most prolific season for Real came in 2014-15 with 61 goals in all competitions, including 48 in the league. It was the second time he hit 60 for a season.

£80m - fee paid by Real to sign Ronaldo from United in 2009. At the time it was a world record.

£92.7m - the reported fee paid by Juve sees Real make a profit in raw terms.

658 - career goals for Real, United (118), Sporting Lisbon (five) and Portugal (85). 

 

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