Cristiano Ronaldo's need for love, respect helped push him to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo's need for love, respect helped push him to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo's need for love, respect helped push him to Juventus

On Tuesday, Juve and Madrid agreed a €105m (£92.7m) deal for Ronaldo and the 33-year-old is now set to finalise his move to the Serie A champions.

Del Piero also believes Serie A will benefit from Ronaldo's move, saying it gives motivation to the teams looking to challenge Juve's seven-year stranglehold on the league.

Ronaldo, whose World Cup campaign with Portugal was ended in the last 16 by Uruguay just under two weeks ago, hinted after May's Champions League final victory over Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.

"Ronaldo leaves Madrid as the club's all-time leading scorer, with 450 goals in 438 games".

The Portuguese star is possibly the most famous footballer on the planet, with five Ballon d'Or awards and five Champions League wins to his name.

'The hunger he has, the way he wants to be the best, is what drags him forward nearly as much as his undoubtable quality'. "Apart from the titles he has lifted, the honours secured and the on-field achievements during these nine years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been a role model in terms of commitment, hard work, responsibility, talent and self-improvement".

"For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the generations to come", European champions Real said, adding that Ronaldo had asked to be transferred.

And Pele, who spent 18 years at Santos before ending his career with New York Cosmos, understands Ronaldo's decision. "Congratulations to Juventus for achieving such a great objective".

Juventus revealed in a club statement that they would pay 100 million euros ($A158 million) to Madrid over two financial years and "additional costs" of 12 million euros ($A19 million).

"It has been a pleasure to play alongside you for the last five years".

Olivier Giroud speaks glowingly of Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard before France and Belgium lock horns in their World Cup semifinal.

And it is that kind of ambition that will keep the Belgian in London, who wants to win the Champions League.

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