Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest picture in Juventus colours is breaking the internet. The former Real Madrid player recently signed a four-year deal of a whopping $100 mn Euro’s contract with Juventus. It is one of the biggest signings ever in club football history.
The top two world record transfer fees have been paid out by Paris St-Germain – the £200m they paid Barcelona for Brazil forward Neymar last August and the fee of around £166m for France forward Kylian Mbappe in July after a successful season on loan with PSG.
The Portugal footballer took to Instagram to share the picture. His post read, “Forza Juve! #FinoAllaFine”.
The five-time Ballon’Dor winner is Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer scoring 450 goals and registering 119 assists in 438 appearances, averaging 50 goals scored per season.
Markets in Real Madrid crashed once the news of him came to light. He is undoubtedly the biggest footballer in the world currently.
Meanwhile, the Juventus No 9 jersey sales hit the roof. That is the power of CR7, as he is fondly called. He is loved by his fans who are millions in number and he continues to inspire another generation of young football aspirants at the age of 33.
Hours after Juventus announced about the deal, he wrote an emotional open letter to Real Madrid fans, the place he once called his second home. Here are excerpts of that letter.
“These years in Real Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life. I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for its fans and for this city. I can only thank all of them for the love and affection I have received,” he wrote.
“However, I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept transferring me. I feel that way and I ask everyone, and especially our fans, to please understand me.”
“Thank you infinitely once more to our fans and thanks also to Spanish Football. During these nine exciting years, I have played against great players. My respect and my recognition for all of them,” he added.