Portuguese striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly signed for ‘Juventus from Real Madrid and passed a medical.’
Now at the age of 33, Ronaldo is expected to sign for Juventus in an £88m deal that will land him a four-year contract worth £105m.
Juve’s surprise bid at the start of this week seems to have caught United – and fellow suitors PSG – unawares
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future has been the subject of intense debate over the past few years, and his relationship with Real president Florentino Perez has also been questioned.
Ronaldo won his fifth Champions League title with Madrid in May.
Since that victory over Liverpool in Kiev, Real boss Zinedine Zidane has left the club and been replaced by former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui.
The news of his transfer to the Italian club was revealed by disgraced former Juventus chief Luciano Moggi who claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo has ‘already signed’ from Real Madrid and passed a medical.
The 80-year-old who was Juventus’ chief executive from 1994 to 2006 before receiving a lifetime ban from football for his part in the ‘Calciopoli’ match-fixing scandal, told Italian TV network Tele7Gold: ‘In my opinion, he has already signed and passed the medical examination with Juventus in Munich.
Furbatto claimed an appointment has been booked for the Portugal superstar to check out.
Italian newspaper Republic quote Cesare Furbatto as saying, “There is an appointment on Saturday with a consultant to visit it.”
Ronaldo’s new house has previously been lived in by both Zinedine Zidane and Fabio Cannavaro.
Ronaldo is said to be house hunting in Turin ahead of him move, which will see the 33-year-old join the Italian champions on a four-year contract
However, there has been no official statement from either Juve or Real Madrid.