Sergio Ramos Sends Message To Cristiano Ronaldo After Juventus Move

Posted July 11, 2018

Italian giants Juventus have completed the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the former Real Madrid star heading for his first spell in Italy, after nine years in Spain.

Ronaldo was the Champions League's top scorer last season and he hit four goals at the World Cup, so he is still a goal scorer to be feared. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our followers, to please understand.

Ronaldo, whose World Cup campaign with Portugal was ended in the last 16 by Uruguay just under two weeks ago, hinted after May's Champions League final victory over Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.

The multiple Ballon d'Or victor made noises to the effect that he may leave Real Madrid after nine years, following their third successive Champions League win in May.

Juventus have dominated in Serie A, winning seven consecutive titles but it is in the Champions League where they have struggled to put down their marker, having not claimed the trophy since 1996.

"Ronaldo leaves Madrid a legend, the club's record goalscorer and one of their greatest players, as well as one of the most decorated", says Luke Edwards of The Daily Telegraph.

"He's 33 years old, is Ronaldo the position and the player United need at this stage under Jose Mourinho?"

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His legendary 1990 squad featured some of England's finest players, including Peter Shilton, Terry Butcher and Gary Lineker.

Juventus revealed in a club statement that they would pay 100 million euros ($A158 million) to Madrid over two financial years and "additional costs" of 12 million euros ($A19 million).

The deal has also seen a spike in social media activity.

Hazard won't be playing the Champions League next season and that is a key factor in his wish to move on from Chelsea to pastures new. My respect and recognition to them all.

The Portuguese laughed off Milan's attempts to lure him to Italy a few years ago, but now he has made a decision to chance his arm in Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus for the past week. During these nine exciting years I have faced great players.

But they are not the only ones with faith in one of the best players of all time, with Juventus' shares on the stock exchange spiking by nearly 40 per cent since rumours of Ronaldo's arrival first surfaced on June 28, and by 5.7 per cent yesterday alone.

Eden Hazard features on the front cover of one of the Catalan dailies this morning.