Cristiano Ronaldo jets in ahead of €112million Juventus move

Date published: Monday 16th July 2018 8:56

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Cristiano Ronaldo has officially landed in Turin ahead of his €112million move (£99.2million) from Real Madrid to Juventus.

The Portugal forward, 33, has agreed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions in one of the most dramatic moves in European football, which was confirmed on Tuesday evening.

Ronaldo scored a record 451 goals over nine years at the Bernabeu, having signed from Manchester United and helping deliver four Champions League triumphs.

However, as the Spanish giants prepare for life under new head coach Julen Lopetegui, Ronaldo felt the time was right to move on, and in an open letter asked Real Madrid fans to understand his decision.

Juventus posted a short video clip of Ronaldo’s arrival on a private jet, with the Portugal forward giving the thumbs up to photographers on the runway before being taken away in a club vehicle.

Ronaldo will be officially unveiled on Monday, with Juve calling a press conference for 17:30BST. Earlier in the day he will undergo a medical before meeting his new team-mates and boss Massimiliano Allegri.

Juventus will pay 100million euros (£91m) to Madrid over two financial years and “additional costs” of 12million euros (£10.8m).

The Portuguese helped Real secure four Champions League successes, three FIFA Club World Cups, two LaLiga titles and two Copa del Rey crowns.

 

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