Ronaldo seals Juve switch

11 July 2018 04:03:01 GMTPlus10

Real Madrid have confirmed that Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has left the club and joined Juventus.

The 33-year-old former Manchester United star, who has penned a four-year deal with the Old Lady, has moved to Turin in a deal worth £99.2million.

Ronaldo was signed by Real for £80million in 2009 and went on to score 451 goals for the club.

During the last five seasons, Real have won four Champions League finals, including the triumph against Liverpool in May.

"For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of our great symbols," said a statement from Real.

"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 will always be your home."

Juventus have won 34 Serie A titles in their history including the last seven. They held off a strong challenge from Napoli to clinch the 2017/18 title.

They have two European Cup triumphs to their name - in 1984/85 and 1995/96 - and have been beaten finalists seven times, most recently in 2017 when they lost 4-1 to Real.

Juventus are 8.00 to win the 2018/19 Champions League while Real Madrid can be backed at 7.50.

"The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that's why I asked the club to accept transferring me," Ronaldo said.

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