Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid for a final challenge with Juventus:
The Madrid club has announced the departure of the Portuguese to the Italian club Juventus Turin. At age 33, CR7 is still ambitious and hopes to bring the Champions League back to Piedmont. At age 33, the time for early retirement has not yet come for . A few years ago, some relatives of his relatives evoked a slower end of career on the side of the United States. But America (or China and its lucrative championship) will wait a little longer. CR7 still has one last challenge in Europe; namely to win the Champions League with Juventus Turin where he committed Tuesday, July 10 for four seasons.
As announced in recent days, the Portuguese left Real Madrid where he played since 2009 to join the “Juve”. The Italian champion has spent 105 million to engage the services of the player under contract with Real until 2021. If the price is far from the 222 million paid by the PSG to attract the Brazilian Neymar, the figure impresses for a 33 year old player whose resale potential is necessarily more limited.
But Cristiano Ronaldo is he a thirty-year like the others, he who sees well continue his career until forty? Haloed by all his titles, he could have stayed quietly in Madrid, where he definitely put the world at his feet with four gold balls and four champion’s leagues. “I thought a lot and I think the time has come to open a new stage in my life,” said the player in a letter published by the club merengue late afternoon.
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In this missive, Ronaldo explains having “asked [Real Madrid] to accept [s] one transfer” to Turin. In Italy, he will discover a fourth championship. After his debut in 2002 with his training club Sporting Portugal, he conquered England with Manchester United (between 2003 and 2009 with a first Champions League in 2008), before joining Real Madrid in 2009 for 94 million euros. Despite the titles (16), goals (451 in 438 meetings), the relationship has not always been a long quiet river between the star and the public Madrid.
Ronaldo joins a club that has ruled Italy for seven years but stumbles on the last step in the Champions League (defeats in the final in 2015 and 2017). In the Real jersey, CR7 has often been the executioner of the “Eve Dame”. As in the quarter-final first leg this season on April 2, the Portuguese had flown into the skies of Turin to register a return probably the best goal of his career.
The audience at Allianz Stadium had given him a nice ovation. Emu, he had thanked the fans with their hands on their hearts. Three months later, he is preparing to find this city as discreet as he is extrovert. A late marriage, but maybe a marriage of love.