Instead, Ronaldo will move to Juventus and while Ryan Gigs has suggested that Lionel Messi played a role in the Portuguese talisman's decision to head to Serie A, Balague believes it all boiled down to the fractious relationship between Ronaldo and Real Madrid's president. Cristiano's 450 goals, a club record, and Champions League pedigree, make him an nearly impossible act to follow.
So as they think about rebuilding for the 2018-19 season, here is a look at how Real Madrid could line up in the coming campaign without Ronaldo in their team.
But he was unhappy with the way the tax authorities treated him in Spain.
Ronaldo finished his Real Madrid career with a club record 450 goals.
Mendes, speaking with Sport, says he expects Juve to be his final club.
Apparently however, the former United man requested the interest from the Italian giants to be entertained and they have officially confirmed the move. You are and will remain number one.
The 19-year-old also represented his country in the FIFA World Cup last month and caught the eye in Morocco's spirited yet unfortunate involvement in the tournament.
Ronaldo scored 44 goals last season and will undoubtedly be a tough figure to replace. The Old Lady will now hope that, with CR7 swapping sides, that they are finally the ones holding all the aces.
The player would like to wear the white of Real Madrid, but PSG don't need money and this is a major hurdle to be overcome.
In accordance with the request expressed by Cristiano Ronaldo, the club has agreed to a transfer deal with Juventus. Given his love of capturing as much attention as possible and in the most dramatic scenarios, could there be a more fitting stage for Cristiano Ronaldo to deliver for his new club?