Real Madrid sold Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and the attacker published a farewell letter on Real Madrid’s official website to thank the fans and explain why he is leaving the club after nine seasons. The years I’ve spent at Real Madrid and in the city of Madrid have possibly been amongst the happiest of my life.
I have only feelings of great thanks towards this club, these fans and this city. I can only but thank all of them for the kindness and affection I’ve been shown. However, I believe that the time has come to embark on a new chapter in my life and that’s why I asked the club to allow me to move on.
This is how I feel and I would ask everyone, in particular our fans, for their understanding. I’ve had nine absolutely marvellous years here. They’ve been nine unique years.
It has been an exciting time, full of success, although they’ve also been tough years because the demands at Real Madrid are extremely high, but I know very well that I’ll never be able to forget how I’ve enjoyed my football here in such a unique way. I’ve shared the pitch and dressing room with some amazing teammates, I’ve felt the affection of an incredible fan base and together we lifted three successive