Juventus And Real Madrid Will Meet In Friendly 25 Days After Ronaldo Deal Was Announced

Cristiano Ronaldo could be playing against his former side Real Madrid very soon.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's incredible £99.2 million move to Juventus was officially announced by both parties yesterday, as despite winning a third straight Champions League trophy, Ronaldo found himself disillusioned at Los Blancos.

After nine trophy-laden years at the Bernabeu, the 33-year old has now embarked on a new challenge - signing a deal until 2022 and earning a reported €30 million per season in Turin.

But he might not have to wait too long to come up against his ex teammates, as Real and Juventus have a pre-season friendly slated on August 4.

In a replay of the dramatic Champions League semi-final the two giants played out last season, Fedex Field, home of the Washington Redskins, will play host to the International Champions Cup meeting which kicks off in the evening over in the states, and at midnight for those wanting to watch in Western Europe.

As of now, it's a bit up in the air as to whether Ronaldo will feature. After being knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16, he's currently on holiday with his family in Greece, with Juve granting him the same time off that Madrid had allocated him before he ended his stay there.

He was scheduled to return to Real on July 30 so although it is yet to be confirmed, it's a definite possibility that the first time he pulls on the black and white of Juve comes against the team he scored 451 goals for, won four Champions Leagues, the same amount of Ballon d'Ors and two La Liga titles. For many, it would be a quite surreal sight.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Ronaldo, meanwhile, would appear to be inheriting his usual No.7 shirt at the expense of Juan Cuadrado, who looks set to make way.

Josh Lawless

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