The Portuguese is set to say goodbye to Spain and sign for Juventus in a deal worth £88million
Cristiano Ronaldo could be announced as a Juventus player this Saturday, after reportedly agreeing to leave Real Madrid for a new life in Italy.
The Serie A giants have tabled an £88million bid for the Portugal captain and the two clubs remain locked in talks.
Juve have agreed personal terms with Ronaldo and have been trying to thrash out a deal. If the transfer is completed, Sky Italia claim the 33-year-old will be unveiled at the Juventus Stadium.
Ronaldo will be “eternally grateful” to Real Madrid if he decides to call time on his nine-year stay with the European champions, according to his agent Jorge Mendes.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be announced as a Juventus player this Saturday, but it seems the feeling won’t be mutual, according to Spanish publication Sport.
The paper claims that the relationship between the club and Ronaldo is growing more strained by the day, and as a result there are no plans in place to officially say goodbye to him.
The report adds that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is disappointed by the way the Portuguese forward has acted over the past few months.
Of course saying goodbye to a departing player isn’t a requirement for a team.
But it will no doubt comes as a blow to Ronaldo, who dedicated the best part of his career to Real Madrid, and where he won four Champions League trophies.
Andres Iniestia, for instance, recently left Barcelona, and was given the opportunity to say goodbye in an emotional press conference.