Juventus plan to unveil Cristiano Ronaldo imminently

2018-07-06 11:13
Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Juventus plan to unveil the blockbuster signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in a €100 million deal on Saturday, the 7th day of the 7th month and hand him the number 7 shirt.

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The Bianconeri have made an offer of €100 million for the player, according to various media reports on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old, whose Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup last 16 by Uruguay, hinted after May's Champions League final victory over Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.

The player's representative, super-agent Jorge Mendes, spoke to Portuguese publication, Record, and hinted that a possibility of a deal may be on the cards. "If that happens, it would only be to start a new stage in his career, to undertake a new challenge in what has been a brilliant career," Mendes said.

"If Cristiano Ronaldo does leave Real Madrid, he will be eternally grateful to the club, the president, all of the club directors, the medical staff, and each and every club employee without exception, and of course to all Madridistas wherever they might be in all parts of the world."

Spanish sports daily Marca cited reports of Ronaldo looking for a home in Turin, after the Italian press earlier said a bid had been lodged by Juve.

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, is Real's all-time record goal-scorer with 450, and was applauded by Juventus fans last season after scoring a spectacular overhead-kick in the Champions League quarter-finals at the Juventus Stadium.

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