What seemed like mere fantasy a week ago has become reality this afternoon with confirmation that Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his €100million transfer to Juventus.
Ronaldo has spent the last nine years absolutely banging them in for Real Madrid but, after the club refused to pay him ‘Neymar money’ at the age of 33, the Portuguese has finally followed through on one of his multiple threats to leave and moved onto pastures new.
Real have issued a Comunicado Oficial to announce they have agreed to let Ronaldo finalise his move to the Bianconeri…
Comunicado Oficial: Cristiano Ronaldo.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) 10 July 2018
As per the statement, Los Blancos expressed their sincere gratitude to Ronaldo and the truly monstrous numbers he churned out for them.
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.
Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement.
He has also become the top scorer in the history of Real Madrid with 451 goals in 438 games.
In total 16 titles, including 4 European Cups, 3 of them consecutive and 4 in the last 5 seasons. On an individual basis, with the Real Madrid jersey he has won 4 Gold Balls, 2 The Best, and 3 Gold Boots, among many other awards.
For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of his great symbols and a unique reference for the next generations.
Real Madrid will always be your home.
Honestly, Pies are struggling to process this one. We always assumed Ronaldo would play on at Real until his mid-40s, still looking like a bronzed specimen, before jumping to China/MLS/Middle East/emerging market for one last pay-day.
So sudden. So off-kilter.
It might be a strange way to describe a €100million transaction, but Juventus has got themselves an absolute bargain here.
They’ve also set up an interminable, nauseating few weeks of relentless rumour-milling over the big names that Real intend to replace Ronaldo with.
Something tells us you’ll be sick of the sound of Eden Hazard’s name by August.