Real Madrid announce Ronaldo transfer to Juventus

Real Madrid announce Ronaldo transfer to Juventus
Published: 10 July 2018 (956 Views)
Real Madrid announced the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy's Juventus, with the Portuguese superstar saying the time had come "for a new stage" in his life.

"Today Real Madrid wants to give thanks to a player who has demonstrated he is the best in the world and who marked one of the most brilliant periods in the history of our club and world football," the club said in a statement.

It did not give any details as to the amount of the transfer, but Spanish media reports have said it could reach €105 million, with the 33-year-old signing four-year contract worth €30 million per season.

In a letter posted on Real Madrid's website, the multiple Ballon d'Or winner said his time in Madrid had been one of the happiest in his life.

"I only have feelings of huge thanks for this club, for the fans and for this city," he said.

"But I think the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that's why I asked the club to accept to transfer me.

"I ask everyone, and especially our supporters, to please understand me."

Ronaldo, whose Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup last 16 by Uruguay, hinted after May's Champions League victory against Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.

"It was very nice to be in Madrid," he said at the time, using the past-tense. He later played down the statement, but doubts over his future at Madrid lingered.

Real Madrid has won the La Liga twice and the Champions league four times since Ronaldo moved there from Manchester United in 2009.

- AFP

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Knox Mutizwa wins August Goal of the Month award

by kickoff | 05 November 2018 | 1008 Views

BREAKING: Gandawa on the run

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1952 Views

Econet cannot distribute Kwese TV content to Zimbabwean viewers

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1483 Views

Shoot-out robbers arrested

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1500 Views

Mnangagwa ally warns economic saboteurs

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1446 Views

Chamisa mobilises supporters for mass protests

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1240 Views

LISTEN: Acie Lumumba speaks on how he got paid

by Staff Reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1019 Views

Dzamara speak on Zanu-PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 988 Views

Minister Raj Modi Modi donates salary

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 841 Views

'I am a Trillionaire' Magaya says

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1351 Views

Supermarkets to be blacklisted over cooking oil

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 810 Views

UK army to recruit from Commonwealth

by BBC | 05 November 2018 | 899 Views

Magaya opens up on arrest

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 906 Views

Kambarami is still 'Deputy Mayor'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 751 Views

'Import ban must not go beyond December 21'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 833 Views

Prophet Magaya puts fresh spin to arrest

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 861 Views

Chamisa's sign language interpreters get thumps up

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 847 Views

Mnangagwa to review Mthuli Ncube's 2% tax again

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 814 Views

Lumumba to be probed by ZAAC?

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 594 Views

Dzamara speak on ZANU PF fights

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 562 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Minister of Finance Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 830 Views

Chiwenga's ex-wife looted millions

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 1218 Views

We are our own worst enemies

by Mapozho Saruchera | 05 November 2018 | 877 Views

Mnangagwa to deal with unexplained wealth and bank deposits

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 798 Views

WATCH: Chiwenga talks about Prophet Walter Magaya's lipstick

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 789 Views

Lumumba Saga takes new twist....War vets bay for Mutsvangwa's blood

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 857 Views

Chamisa demands Presidency

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 November 2018 | 746 Views

Zimbabwean teachers miss out on New Zealand opportunity

by Staff Writer | 05 November 2018 | 691 Views

Zimbabwe to introduce e-provisional driver's exams

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 738 Views

Zimbabwe to supply water to South Africa

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 736 Views

Mnangagwa claims that 'good times will soon roll'

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 700 Views

Zimbabwe as a new gateway into Africa

by Hon. Prof Mthuli Ncube | 05 November 2018 | 826 Views

Chiyangwa appoint Karikoga Kaseke

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 701 Views

ZCTU demo: Ruling today

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 653 Views

Missing cop found dead

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 797 Views

Tagwirei marries long-time girlfriend

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 1242 Views

Zimbabwe relaxes maternity leave entitlement

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 760 Views

Zimbabwe to receive drugs, ambulances from India

by Staff reporter | 05 November 2018 | 683 Views