Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way out of Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid CF, according to Spanish television's "La Sexta" station and its afternoon "Sports News."
The report claims that Juventus are the front-runners for Ronaldo's services. He has a contract with Madrid until 2020 but with the club looking to cut their costs, there is a chance that he could be sold before then.
Ronaldo is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world after joining Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for $125 million (£96.3 million). He has since gone on to win three Champions League titles with the club and was last year named the best player in the world by France's L'Equipe magazine.
However, this isn't the first time that news has emerged about Ronaldo's future. Earlier this month, reports claimed that he had agreed personal terms with Juventus and was set to join the Italian club once his deal with Madrid expires at the end of the season. At the time, a transfer would have made him the highest paid player in the history of soccer. However, nothing came of these reports and Ronaldo stayed at Madrid.
Now it looks like another European club is trying to sign Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo departed Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018 for a fee of 100 million euros after winning three consecutive Champions League titles under Zinedine Zidane. Ronaldo, on the other hand, could do nothing to change Juve's fortunes, since the Italian club had never advanced past the UCL quarterfinals since his arrival. He scored 53 goals in 99 appearances for the Spanish club.
Cr7 has been linked with many clubs including Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain but he has always managed to keep his name alive by scoring amazing goals. It will not be surprising if he continues to play at a high level even after joining the American club.
He was given the number 7 shirt which used to belong to Fernando Alonso (who now plays for McLaren) and he said goodbye to Los Blancos fans all over the world by performing an incredible bicycle kick during his last match against Las Palmas. His departure left a big gap in the team that was later filled by Luka Modric who went on to win another Champions League title with Madrid.
Before joining Madrid, Cristiano had been subject to intense speculation regarding his future with reports suggesting that he might leave the club every year since 2009. However, he has so far been able to shut out any transfer talk by scoring countless goals. In 2011, he announced his intention to stay at the club for another season before going on to claim yet another Champions League title.
Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Real Madrid has been ruled out by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. The Juventus attacker has been linked with a return to Madrid this summer, less than three years after departing in a PS99.2 million move. "Cristiano Ronaldo will not return to Real Madrid," he told El Chiringuito.
Ronaldo announced his departure from the Spanish club on June 16, 2009, just over three weeks before the start of the 2009-10 season. At the time, he said he was moving to Juventus because he wanted to play in the best possible league in the world. However, reports have since surfaced suggesting that Ronaldo had other motives for leaving Madrid. It is believed he wanted to be paid more money and play more often under new manager Jose Mourinho.
However, Perez has now shot down any possibility of Ronaldo returning to the club. "I don't think so. I don't see it happening," he said when asked if there was any chance of Ronaldo returning to the club. "Cristiano is a big name for us but I don't see him coming back."
When Ronaldo first signed for Madrid from Manchester United in 909, he agreed a deal that would have made him the highest-paid player in the club's history. However, following several successful seasons at the club, including two Champions League wins, Ronaldo has yet to live up to expectations. He has only scored 30 goals in 95 appearances for Los Blancos.