Real Madrid and Juventus are close to agreeing a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

It is understood there could be significant developments in the next 48 hours, with Real expected to make a final decision about how to proceed with the offer from Juventus.
The Serie A champions are hoping to push through a club-record £88m deal for the 33-year-old, who is set to leave Madrid after nine years at the Bernabeu.
Talks have been ongoing between Juventus, Madrid and Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes in the last few days. 

“If this happens it will simply be a new stage, a new challenge in his brilliant career,” Mendes told Portuguese newspaper Record.

“If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, he will be eternally grateful to the club, the president, all the directors, the medical staff, all the staff without exception, as well as all the Madrid fans around the world.”

Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer with 450 to his name, has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and four Champions League crowns during his time with the club.

New Juventus signing Emre Can said in his presentation to the Turin club on Monday when asked about the possibility of playing with the 5 time World player of the year.

“For any player it would be great to play with someone like Cristiano Ronaldo,” he said during his official presentation on Monday. 

“I don’t know, however, if there has been contact between the club and the player.
“I’m focused on myself, but if it would be great if it happens.”

Real Madrid have been linked with Neymar ,Eden Hazard and French ace Kylian Mbappé as potential replacements.

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