Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Juventus after playing for Real Madrid for 9 years. The club yesterday posted an emotional message for the striker. Real Madrid posted a six-and-a-half minute video, which had his best goals and moments of him winning the Ballon d’Or. Even his teammates like Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale and others also bid a farewell to him by praising him on social media. Real Madrid fans were obviously dejected with the news.
Shortly after Cristiano's entry into Juventus, Real Madrid unfollowed Ronaldo from Instagram. For now, the club follows 31 people including players like Ramos, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kross, Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Karim Benzema and a few others. On the other hand, Ronaldo continues to follow his former club. Check out the snapshots below:
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For days now, the buzz about Ronaldo joining Juventus was getting thicker and thicker. Finally, it was a couple of days ago that Real Madrid confirmed the news about Ronaldo’s exit. The 33-year-old striker put out an emotional post for the fans and thanked them for their support. He wrote, “The years I’ve spent at Real Madrid and in the city of Madrid have possibly been amongst the happiest of my life. I have only feelings of great thanks towards this club, these fans and this city. I can only but thank all of them for the kindness and affection I’ve been shown. However, I believe that the time has come to embark on a new chapter in my life and that’s why I asked the club to allow me to move on. This is how I feel and I would ask everyone, in particular, our fans, for their understanding. I’ve had nine absolutely marvellous years here. They’ve been nine unique years. It has been an exciting time, full of success, although they’ve also been tough years because the demands at Real Madrid are extremely high, but I know very well that I’ll never be able to forget how I’ve enjoyed my football here in such a unique way. I’ve shared the pitch and dressing room with some amazing teammates, I’ve felt the affection of an incredible fan base and together we lifted three successive Champions League crowns and won the competition four times in the space of five years.”
"Alongside these successes, on an individual level, I’ve had the satisfaction of having won the Ballon d’Or four times and the Golden Shoe on three occasions. Everything during my time at this club has been amazing and extraordinary. Real Madrid have captured my heart and those of my family members and for that reason, now more than ever, I want to say thank you: thanks to the club, the president, the club’s directors, my teammates, all of the coaching staff, the doctors, physios and the incredible staff who ensure that everything works as it should and tirelessly take care of every single detail,” further reads the post.
"I want to once again give infinite thanks to our fans and also to Spanish football. Over the course of these exciting nine years, I’ve come up against some outstanding players. I have respect and recognition for all of them. I’ve given things a great deal of consideration and know that it’s time to embark on a new chapter. Despite me now leaving the club and regardless of where I am, I’ll forever continue to feel an allegiance towards this shirt, this badge and the Santiago Bernabéu. Thank you all and, of course, just as I said nine years ago when I first set foot inside our stadium: Hala Madrid!,” he writes on a concluding note.