The super star who join the La Liga giants from man united in 2008 winning two La Liga and 4 champions league titles. Cristiano Ronaldo is signing for four years, earning 30 million euros a year after tax, a nice jump up from the 23 million he was on at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese superstar penned an open letter to the club in which he won 4 Champions league “
“These years at Real Madrid, and in the city of Madrid, have been probably the happiest of my life.
I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for these fans and for this city. I can only thank them all for the love and affection they have given me.
However, I believe the time has come to embark on a new stage in my life and for this reason I have I asked the club to allow me to leave. I apologise for this and ask everybody, and especially the clubs fans, to please understand me.
These have been nine wonderful years, nine unique years. It has been a thrilling time for me, although it has also been hard because of the huge demands of Real Madrid, but I am fully aware that I will never forget that I have enjoyed playing football here in a completely unique way.
I have had fabulous teammates in the dressing room and on the pitch, I have felt the passion of an incredible set of fans and together we have won three consecutive Champions Leagues and four in five years. And as well as that, at an individual level, I have the satisfaction of having won four Ballons dOr and three Golden Boots. All of this has been achieved during my career at this huge and extraordinary club.
Real Madrid has won a place in my heart and in the hearts of my family, and for that I want more than ever to say thank you: thank you to the club, to the president, to the board, to my teammates, to all the coaches, physios and amazing employees that make everything work and who are tirelessly attentive to every detail.
My infinite thanks again to our fans and also to Spanish football. During these nine years I have played against some of the greatest players in the world. I also send my respect and recognition to them.
I have spent a long time reflecting and I have decided that the time has come for a new stage in my life. I am leaving but this shirt, this crest and the Santiago Bernabéu will continue to feel a part of me wherever I may be.
Thank you to everyone and of course, as I said on that first occasion in our stadium nine years ago: Hala Madrid!
Sergio Ramos also sent an heartfelt message to the super star