GETTYCristiano Ronaldo to Juventus LIVE Real Madrid demand more money Man Utd make contact
10 July, 2018, 19:59
Ronaldo has spent nine seasons in Madrid, following his then-world record £80m transfer from Manchester United, and has gone on to become the club's record scorer with 451 goals.
For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of the greatest symbols and a unique reference for generations to come. I can only thank everyone for the love and affection I have received. "I feel it this way and I am asking everyone, and especially my fans, to please understand me".
Ronaldo recently completed his ninth season with Real Madrid, rounding it off with a fourth UEFA Champions League title with Los Blancos. Marca in Spain reports that Juventus may look to sell Higuain in order to afford the Ronaldo deal.
In a statement, Real Madridsaid the player had "proved to be the best in the world" and "marked one of the brightest times in the history of our club and world football". Ronaldo, who joined Real in 2009, has previously complained that his Madrid salary is too low. He helped the club win four Champions League titles and also won the league and cup twice each.
La Gazzetta said that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is asking for a €150m fee (not counting the agent's fee) but would be willing to settle around €120m or €130m.
Juventus are close to agreeing a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, according to Sky sources. He also won four of his five FIFA Ballon d'Or awards while wearing a Real Madrid kit - in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
"It was very nice to be in Madrid", he said at the time, using the past-tense.
Portugal captain Ronaldo has spent nine years at Madrid, but growing speculation over a potential €100 million transfer caused Juve's share price to soar last week.