>“Today, Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proved to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football”.
Since signing from Manchester United in 2009 for a then world record fee of £80 million, Ronaldo has gone on to become the clubs all time top goalscorer with 451 goals in 438 games, winning 15 trophies along the way inlcuding 4 UEFA Champions Leagues and 2 La Liga’s. He has also picked up numerous accolades on an individual level including the prestigious Ballon D’Or on 5 occasions.
Ronaldo released a statement saying “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.”
Juventus are hoping to unveil Ronaldo at the Allianz Stadium over the weekend.
So what next for Real Madrid? Who will be their Number 1 transfer target to replace him? Will it be Neymar, maybe Mbappe? Either way it will be an interesting transfer window at the Bernabeu!
Here are some of the best tweets we’ve seen so far!
— SerieAchannel (@SerieAchannel) July 10, 2018
— Jebin (@JebCobbie) July 10, 2018
— Ndebueze Fortress Xavier (@FXofficial11) July 10, 2018
⚪ 450 Goals in 438 Games
? 119 Assists
? 4 Champions League Trophies
? 2 La Liga Trophies
? 2 Copa Del Rey Trophies
? 2 Spain Super Cup Trophies
? 4 Ballon D’or trophies
? 3 Golden Boots
The only GOAT after MESSI #Ronaldo #Juventus pic.twitter.com/yf1JZhaiYu
— Proxcey (@Proxcey) July 10, 2018
— Haris Haleem (@Big_harry2) July 10, 2018
Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving to join Italian club Juventus.
Man, el clasico will never be the same again ? #GraciasCristiano
Real Madrid fans: pic.twitter.com/MxSQGV9u22
— ? (@EUniversee) July 10, 2018