ITALY — Real Madrid C.F. announced that Portugese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the club to sign with Italian champions Juventus, the Spanish club announced on Tuesday.
Ronaldo,the reigning Ballon d’Or winner will end his nine-year stint with Real Madrid.
“Real Madrid would like to communicate that we have listened to the wish and request expressed by player Cristiano Ronaldo and have agreed to his transfer to Juventus FC,” the Champions League holders said in a statement.
Real Madrid did not confirm the financial details. Juventus have yet to issue a statement about the transfer.
Ronaldo’s contract with Real Madrid had three years remaining on the table.
Juventus will play four preseason games in the United States this summer — including the MLS All-Star Game in Atlanta on Aug. 1 and a game against Real Madrid in Washington on Aug. 4.
⚽⭐🙌 Carta de Cristiano Ronaldo.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) 10 juli 2018