Some ground-shaking news this evening, as Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid to fulfill his lifetime goal of playing alongside Emre Can.
Ronaldo leaves Madrid with the absurd scoring record of 450 goals in 438 games, winning four European Cups and two La Liga titles.
Juve have agreed a fee of €100 million for Ronaldo, which is slightly more than Real paid for Ronaldo nine years ago. The entire deal, should Ronaldo complete his four-year contract, however, far exceeds a hundred million, however.
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Ronaldo will earn an annual salary of around €30 million, while under Italian law Juve have to cough up the same amount every year in tax, meaning that their total outlay over the next four years would be €340 million. And should Ronaldo do four years in Turin, he will be 37 by the time this contract expires.
Although Ronaldo isn't showing any signs of slowing down at the moment - he hit the top sprinting speed of the 2018 World Cup, at 34 km/h - surely even he would have little resale value so close to his forties.
Ronaldo penned an open letter to Madrid fans this evening, in which he described his laurel-laden time at Madrid as "possibly the happiest of my life".
As to whether Juventus might sell some of their blue-chip attackers like Paulo Dybala or Gonzalo Higuain to make a bit of room for Ronaldo remains to be seen, but you can take it as a given that Madrid will jump into the market for their Ronaldo replacement. Expect some very heavy rumours in the coming days and weeks with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Eden Hazard and, whisper it.....Harry Kane.