Eden Hazard insists it's 'every footballer's dream' to play for Real Madrid

Tanya Simon
July 11, 2018

The transfer fee was not disclosed but Spanish media said Ronaldo had signed a four-year deal and had cost Juventus 105 million euros ($123.24 million).

"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.

Belgium turned around a 2-0 deficit to beat Japan 3-2 in the round of 16 and then followed that up with a 2-1 win over five-time World champions Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Juventus begin their pre-season schedule with a friendly against Bayern Munich on July 25 in Philadelphia, while Ronaldo could make his competitive debut for the club the following month, with Serie A to announce its fixtures for the upcoming season on July 20. "I'm leaving but this shirt, this crest and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to always feel as my own wherever I am".

It was very nice to be in Madrid.

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The game will feature plenty of talented attackers and has the potential to be one of the most exciting games of the competition. It's not yet clear what role Kevin De Bruyne will play for Belgium in the World Cup semifinal against France .

Ronaldo leaves Madrid after a trophy-rich spell which saw him lifting 16 titles, including four UEFA Champions Leagues - including the last three- and two league titles as well as three FIFA Club World Cups titles. They have been nine extraordinary years.

But Balague says that the reason Ronaldo has finally followed through with his threats to leave is because he has felt a lack of love and appreciation at Real, particularly from club president Florentino Perez. "You know, I have already said this - we grew up more on the French side than the Belgian, in terms of being football fans - we grew up with 1998".

"At the time, there wasn't the jersey of Belgium, that's why we wore the one of France".

He leaves Real Madrid as the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having bagged 451 goals in 438 games.

The reigning Ballon d'Or victor is also reportedly set to complete his medical at Vinovo at the start of next week.

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