Gary Neville 'stunned' by Ronaldo to Juventus transfer

Cristiano Ronaldo Modric tips star to stay at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus from Real Madrid for a fee in the region of €100m (£88.3m).

He became the world's most expensive player when he moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2009.

"And with them also on an individual level, I have the satisfaction of having won four Ballon d'Ors and three Golden Boots during my time at this vast and extraordinary club". "It bothers me the two goals that he scored against me in the final (of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League), and the ones that he got last season", he added jokingly.

"I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for the fans and for the city".

The first signs of an uneasy relationship emerged when he declared on the pitch in 2012, "I'm sad and the club know why", and they reared their head again after the 4-1 win over Juventus in the 2017 Champions League final when newspaper A Bola said he had chose to leave.

Ronaldo, 33, explained his Juventus transfer in an open letter to Real Madrid fans that the club published on its website.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the move, and the soccer world is bound to shake.

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"For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the generations to come", the club said.

Many people considered that to be a contract renewal tactic, but it has proven to be genuine after Real Madrid announced the departure of their star man on Tuesday.

'You have earned a special place in the history of Real Madrid.

On the eve of the World Cup last month, Ronaldo reached a deal with Spanish prosecutors, agreeing to a $21.8 million fine and suspended prison sentence (as a first-time offender, he's unlikely to serve any time).

Ronaldo scored a club-record 451 goals for Madrid and was crowned the world's best player in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, as well as in 2008 while at Man United.

It was reported that Ronaldo and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli had met in Greece earlier today to finalise the deal to take the Portuguese captain to the Serie A.

He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup.

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