Cristiano Ronaldo Will Retire At Juventus Once Stint In Italy Is Done
Cristiano Ronaldo will end his career at Juventus according to his agent and close friend Jorge Mendes.
It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that the 33-year old had ended his glittering nine-year association with Real Madrid, penning a four-year contract with the Bianconeri on terms that will see him earn a whopping €30 million a year in Turin.
And Mendes, who pocketed a handsome £10.6 million after conducting yet another massive transfer, says it will be the last career move for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.
"I'm very happy for Cristiano," Mendes said to Sport, as per the Daily Mail.
"Juventus will be his last club and I'm glad he made this decision. With this team he'll close out his marvellous career."
Plenty of United fans had harboured hopes that Ronaldo would return to Old Trafford, where he transformed into a world star, scoring 118 goals, lifting three Premier League titles and one Champions League -along with winning the Ballon d'Or for the first time.
CR7 himself had always been open about in interviews but his move to Italy would appear to end the possibility of that happening.
A year ago, Ronaldo revealed he planned to play football until he turned 41 - something that didn't see all that unrealistic given the shape he's in.
However, as does happen in life, things have changed and he now looks set to call it quits a little sooner after his Italian adventure is concluded.
Ronaldo will once again wear the No.7 shirt at his final cub, though Colombian international Juan Cuadrado has had to give it up for him.
He would appear to be taking it pretty well, having taken to social media to send his new teammate a message and explain that he's more than happy to pass on his coveted shirt number.