Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus from Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Italian giants Juventus from Real Madrid, where he spent nine years.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has taken center stage in news headlines over the past week as rumours of the move went viral.

Following the team’s triumph in the Champions League final game against Liverpool, Ronaldo hinted at that particular match being his last for the Los Blancos.

The transfer is reported to have cost Juventus  £105 million, around £25 million more than the price Real Madrid paid Manchester United for the forward in 2009.

During his time in Madrid, Ronaldo won 2 La Liga titles, 2 Copa del Rey titles, 3 FIFA Club World Cups and four champions leagues.

He scored a club-record 451 goals and won the Ballon D’Or – awarded to the world’s best footballer – in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

He is now set to be unveiled as the Italian club’s record signing, eclipsing the £75.3m they paid for Gonzalo Higuain.

Madrid announced his departure on their official website, saying the player would always be welcome in the club.

“For Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of our great symbols,” said a club statement.

“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.

“Real Madrid will always be your home.”