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Juventus Reportedly Agree £105 Million Deal For Ronaldo

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Noah Ferguson | 11 July, 2018, 03:23

"Real Madrid would like to communicate that we have listened to the wish and request expressed by player Cristiano Ronaldo and have agreed to his transfer to Juventus FC", the Champions League holders said in a statement.

Sergio Ramos has sent a message of support to Cristiano Ronaldo following the 33-year-old's decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus. I can only give thanks to all of them for the love and affection that I have received.

"The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that's why I asked the club to accept transferring me."
I ask everyone, and especially our fans, to please understand me.

Ronaldo scored 44 goals in 44 games last season, also managing eight assists, and scored four goals for Portugal at the World Cup in Russian Federation - including a hat-trick against Spain.

"I came to win titles, the first goal is the championship, but then the Champions League is here". On an individual basis, with the Real Madrid jersey he has won 4 Golden Balls, 2 The Best FIFA awards, and 3 Golden Boots, among many other awards.

"We don't know who is being lined up, be it Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard or Harry Kane".

However, details about transfer fees were still unclear with Gazetta citing 120 million euros ($140.5 million) and the Corriere putting the deal at between 130 and 150 million euros.

Los Blancos confirmed Ronaldo would be leaving Madrid for Turin on Tuesday afternoon in a deal worth £88million after Juventus president Andrea Agnelli flew to Greece to meet with the player and thrash out a deal.

Real Madrid published a message from Ronaldo to the fans on the club's official website. One is buying a short-term option like Robert Lewandwoski, whose record at bayern Munich suggests he should be able to make a good portion of Ronaldo's goals.

The Portugal global scored two goals against Juventus in Real's 4-1 win in the 2017 Champions League final and earlier this season struck a jaw-dropping bicycle kick against the Italians in a 3-0 win in a quarter-final first-leg game in Turin which prompted Juve supporters to give him a standing ovation. With Real Madrid, he firmly established himself as one of the two best players of this generation, alongside Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Argentina. Hazard could find the lure of Champions League football too great, with Chelsea missing out after finishing fifth last season.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, exited the competition with Portugal at the last-16 phase, beaten 2-1 by Uruguay.

The main concern in the short-term is how to replace Ronaldo's goals in 2018-19.

Follow Juventus' stock price in real time here.

Bale made it clear after the Champions League final in May that he wants to play more football next season, indicating that he is looking for a way out of the European champions.

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