UEFA Champions League Holders Real Madrid have confirmed the acceptance of a deal worth £88 million from Italian Champions Juventus for the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo met Juventus club president Andrea Agnelli on Tuesday afternoon in a hotel in Greece before agreeing an estimated £500,000-a-week over four years and is signing for four years, earning 30 million euros a year after tax, a nice jump up from the 23 million he was on at Real Madrid.
It is believed that the transfer was finalised at the meeting with Ronaldo surrounded by his girlfriend and family, who is currently on holiday with him.
he total cost of the operation for Juventus is 117 million euros: 100 million to Real Madrid, five million to the FIFA solidarity contribution and 12 million in additional costs such as agents fees and red tape.
Juventus in their rather more staid investor press release state that the price paid was 100 million euros.
Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently already reserved his pad in Turin: a 1,000 square-metre, three-floor mansion with just eight bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool and a host of other amenities.
Real Madrid Stats:
Highest goalscorer in Real Madrid history, with 451 goals in 438 games. 16 trophies in all, including 4 Champions Leagues (3 consecutive), 2 Ligas and 2 Copas del Rey. Individually, 4 Ballons d’Or, 2 The Best and 3 Golden Shoes.