After Ronaldo requested a transfer, the two clubs have agreed on a deal, believed to be worth a staggering £88,5 million, for the 33-year-old.

Madrid issued a statement confirming Ronaldo’s exit. “Real Madrid CF communicates that, in response to the will and request expressed by the player Cristiano Ronaldo, he has agreed to transfer to Juventus FC.

“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.

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“Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement.

“He has also become the top-scorer in the history of Real Madrid with 451 goals in 438 games. In total, 16 titles, including four European Cups, three of them consecutive and four in the last five seasons.

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“On an individual basis, with the Real Madrid jersey, he has won four Gold Balls, two The Best, and three Gold Boots, among many other awards.”

The global superstar will undergo a medical at the Turin-based side next week.

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