Real Madrid Players Pay Tributes To Cristiano Ronaldo After His Juventus Move

Cristiano Ronaldo believes the time is right for a new stage in his footballing career after his departure from Real Madrid was confirmed on Tuesday.

In a letter posted on the Real website, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor said his time in the Spanish capital, during which he became their record goalscorer, had been one of the happiest in his life.

"I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for these fans and for this city". This is how I feel and I would ask everyone, in particular our fans, for their understanding...

Juventus have paid Real £93m for his services, but they must also pay the Manchester club for their role in helping develop the Portuguese into one the world's greatest players.

This makes Juventus one of the favorites to win the Champions League next season, combining Ronaldo with Paulo Dyala and Gonzalo Higuain up.

Ernesto Valverde wants to spend big in the coming weeks with Barcelona attempting to strike Champions League success after recent domination from Real Madrid. During these nine exciting years I have played against great players.

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.

The carmaker, whose plants churn out Jeep SUVs, sporty Alfa Romeos, luxury Maseratis and tiny Fiats, had promised to bring all employees in Italy back to work by the end of 2018, but that goal slipped as investments and product launches were delayed.

Even when he was banging home 50 or 60 goals per season, it wasn't at all unusual for Ronaldo to be barracked by an outbreak of whistles from home fans inside the Bernabeu if he went through a brief barren patch. In the first-leg in Turin, Ronaldo scored twice and the second goal was an astonishing overhead-kick.

According to BBC, the cracking new deal worth 112m euros (£99.2m), which is approximately ₹900 crores, will keep the 33-year-old at Juventus for four years.

"These nine years have been absolutely marvellous".

Vanessa Coleman