Time for a new era, says Ronaldo - Portuguese star explains Juventus move

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard

The past few weeks saw Cristiano Ronaldo become the talk of the town owing to his potential move to Juventus, a transfer that was eventually confirmed on 10 July 2018.

With the Portuguese heavyweight gone, Isco is expected to be the kernel of Julen Lopetegui's tactical structure at Real Madrid which has also been evidenced by the Spanish manager's affinity for the 26 year old during his time at the helm of Spain.

"I have enormous gratitude for the club and for the city".

"They have been nine unique years", added Ronaldo. They have been nine extraordinary years.

"Zidane is someone special, it's true, but I think Real is everyone's dream".

"I have had fabulous teammates both on and off the field, and I have felt the support of an incredible fanbase".

But Balague says that the reason Ronaldo has finally followed through with his threats to leave is because he has felt a lack of love and appreciation at Real, particularly from club president Florentino Perez.

Belgium have won all their games from the group stages before they got to the last four, and their credentials will be put to test by France who have also been superb so far at Russian Federation 2018 World Cup. All this during my time at this extraordinary club.

"Today Real Madrid want to give thanks to a player who has demonstrated he is the best in the world and who marked one of the most brilliant periods in the history of our club and world football", Real Madrid said in a statement. I just want to play the games. My respect and recognition to them all. I'm leaving, but this shirt, this crest, and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to feels these things wherever I am. As I have said at least 100 times, I am at Chelsea and for the moment nobody has made me an offer'.

Alessandro Del Piero hailed Juventus' capture of Cristiano Ronaldo and hopes it will boost the club's prospects of winning the Champions League.

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