7/10/2018 8:44:11 PM (GMT+3)

Ronaldo inks four-year deal with Juventus

Ronaldo inks four-year deal with Juventus

MILAN, Italy: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo finally joined Juventus on a four-year deal for 112m euros.

The Portuguese captain won four Champions League titles in his nine years at Real.

“The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that’s why I asked the club to accept transferring me,” he said.

The top two world record transfer fees have been paid out by Paris Saint-Germain -the £200m they paid Barcelona for Brazil forward Neymar last August, and the fee of around £166m for France forward Kylian Mbappe in July after a successful season on loan with PSG.

Barcelona also paid Liverpool £142m for Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho in January.

For Juventus, the fee they will pay for Ronaldo is set to eclipse the £75.3m they paid for forward Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in July 2016.

Juventus are set to play Real Madrid in a pre-season International Champions Cup tournament in the United States, with the match taking place at FedEx Field in Washington on August 4.