Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

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Upon confirmation of the move, Ronaldo declared his gratitude for nine "wonderful" years with Real while further clarifying his motives behind leaving the club.

Madrid captain Ramos has played alongside Ronaldo throughout that time and has paid a special tribute ahead of his move to Juventus.

At Los Blancos, Ronaldo has won everything available to him - two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies and four Champions League trophies, to name a few.

While Ronaldo's Madrid future remains in the air, the LaLiga powerhouses have continued their preparations for next season with the signing of Spain defender Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad.

"I can only give enormous thanks to this club, these fans and this city". I can only thank them all for the love and affection I have received.

"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". He also won four of his five FIFA Ballon d'Or awards while wearing a Real Madrid kit - in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.

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Ronaldo requested to be let go from Real Madrid, ESPN reports, but his old employers seem gracious about his departure.

Juve also confirmed the signing of Ronaldo saying: "He's called Cristiano Ronaldo and he's now officially a Bianconero! It has been nice playing for Real Madrid".

Ronaldo leaves Madrid as the club's all-time leading scorer, with 450 goals in 438 games. It would be great if he did, because I can't imagine him at any other club. Real Madrid has conquered my heart and that of my family's, too.

Ronaldo will rightly be remembered as one of Real's best ever players, although he never quite enjoyed the God-like status he craved.

Ronaldo is now on vacation in Greece following Portugal's elimination from the World Cup.

Ronaldo led Portugal to its first major title at the European Championship two years ago in France. After nine years at the Bernabeu, the Portuguese superstar is Italy-bound, as he will join the seven-time defending Serie A champions.

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