Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid and has moved to Juventus in a transfer deal worth around £105m.

In a statement, Real Madrid confirmed Ronaldo had asked to leave after nine seasons with the Spanish football giant.

"Real Madrid would like to express its gratitude to a player that has proved to be the best in the world and has carved out one of the most brilliant eras in the history of our club and world football," the club said.

"Real Madrid will always be his home."
In an open letter, Ronaldo said his years in Madrid were "possibly the happiest of my life" but "the time has come for a new cycle".

"I believe that the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept transferring me," he said.

"Real Madrid has conquered my heart, and that of my family, and that is why more than ever I want to say thank you."