Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo’s imminent move to Italian giants, Juventus may have just been confirmed by his super agent, Jorge Mendes.
The media has been awashed by reports that Ronaldo is on his way out of Real Madrid following a trophy-laden nine-year spell with the club and continue his career in a new league with Serie A giants Juventus.
The Bianconeri are expected to lodge an £88m offer in the coming days, which will be enough for Madrid to sign off the deal for their all-time top scorer.
Mendes says that Ronaldo will always be appreciate of Los Blancos after winning four of his five Ballon d’Or crowns during his time in the Spanish capital.
“If Cristiano Ronaldo does leave Real Madrid, he will be eternally grateful to the club, the president, the whole team, the medical staff, the supporters and all the Madridistas around the world,” he told Portuguese newspaper Record.
“It will only be for a new stage and a new challenge in his brilliant career.”
“There was a meeting between Ronaldo’s representatives and Real Madrid last night in which the club heard he wants to go. That is the only thing he wants to do.
“Finally Real Madrid caved in and said ‘Okay, if anybody comes with a bid of 100m euros (£88m) then okay we will let you go’. That is where we stand.
“Juventus have told [Jorge] Mendes and Ronaldo that they will submit that offer at some point and that they will pay him 30m (£26.5m) euros net and are more than happy to give him a four-year contract.
“That is what Ronaldo wants. Now this is the new thing in this situation that has been repeated in the last three summers – Real Madrid are very much open for that to happen.”
Ronaldo looks likely to leave Madrid with a record of 450 goals in 438 appearances, the last of which came in a 2-2 draw with Villarreal on the final day of the La Liga season.