Cristiano Ronaldo joining Juventus in €100m deal from Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Juventus after the Italian club agreed a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portuguese forward with Real Madrid.

The 33-year-old is set to sign a four-year deal in Turin reportedly worth a staggering £500,000/week.

“Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC,” read a statement on the club’s website.

The player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, met the Juventus chairman, Andrea Agnelli, in Greece where he is on holiday, on Tuesday to discuss the final details of the deal.

Ronaldo joined Real nine years ago from Manchester United for a then world record fee of £80m and went on to become the top scorer in the history of the club with 451 goals in 438 games.

“These years in Real Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life,” Ronaldo said in a separate statement on Real’s website.

“However, I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept transferring me. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand me.”

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