- Cristiano Ronaldo's proposed switch from Real Madrid to Serie A side Juventus kept football fans and players around the globe on their toes
- The suspense officially came to an end on Tuesday after Real Madrid confirmed that the Portuguese will be joining the Serie A champions
- Most of the tweets about Ronaldo were from well-wishers, wishing him luck ahead of his switch to the Italian topflight
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo's proposed switch from Real Madrid to Serie A side Juventus kept football fans and players around the globe on their toes since the current world’s best player was linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
At the last count, most fans were eagerly checking their twitter feeds for updates on Ronaldo’s intending move.
However, the suspense officially came to an end on Tuesday, with the Los Blancos confirming that the Portuguese superstar will be joining the Serie A champions for a reported fee of about 105 million euros ($123.24 million).
Ronaldo’s four-year contract is expected to keep the five-time UEFA Champions League winner in Turin till 2022, with the 33-year-old Portugal international insisting that it was time for another adventure "for a new stage" in his football career.
The former Manchester United forward is widely considered to be one of the best soccer players of all time.
In addition, Ronaldo boost of a large pool of supporters running into millions around the globe that are eager to follow every move he makes, and this latest switch represents a major coup for the Serie A outfit.
Furthermore, it's also a strong statement from the Old Lady in terms of their European aspirations.
Despite winning the Italian title severally since 2012 Juventus but have not been able to replicate domestic success in Europe’s premier club competition since 1996.
Indeed, the news of Ronaldo's transfer is spreading like wildfire, and Twitter was abuzz with mentions of the Los Blancos forward’s departure from the Spanish topflight.
Interestingly, most of the tweets about Ronaldo were from well-wishers, wishing him luck ahead of his switch to Italy’s Serie A.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Ronaldo has agreed to join Juventus in a staggering £88m deal after club's President Andrea Agnelli traveled to Greece to convince him to join the Turin side.
After the exit of Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup where they were sent out in the round of 16 stages, Ronaldo took his family to Greece for holiday to relax before the new season kicks off.
Ronaldo who joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record £80 million is the La Liga club's all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions.
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