Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Juventus after a €100m (£88.3m) fee has been agreed for the Portuguese forward.
Ronaldo made a statement which in part read, “I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club and for this city, I have had nine absolutely wonderful years at the club.
“Real Madrid has conquered my heart, and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thank you: thank you to the club, the president, the directors, my colleagues, all the staff, doctors, physios and incredible people that make everything work.”
The four-year deal he has signed with the club is for €30m a year salary. The total transfer cost amounts to €340m including €100m transfer fee plus €240m in salary and taxes.
Ronaldo joined Real from Manchester United for £80m in July 2009, scoring a club-record 451 goals. This new deal will amount to a €500,000 a week for the player in salary.
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