Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Juventus, agent Jorge Mendes has revealed.
Ronaldo, who left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009, has always held the door open to a potential return to Old Trafford. However, after he agreed to join Juventus in a €100 million deal, Mendes has now ruled out that possibility.
“I’m very happy for Cristiano,” he told Sport . “Juventus will be his last club and I’m glad he has made this decision. With this team he’ll close out his marvellous career.”
Mendes also praised the Juventus board for making the deal happen, adding: “I thank [Juventus president] Andrea Agnelli in particular for his determination and his willingness to negotiate with Real Madrid.
“And I also thank [Juventus general manager] Beppe Marotta for his professionalism.”
Ronaldo will officially be presented as a Juventus player on Monday after he completes his medical. At €100m (£88.3m), he will become the club’s record signing.
The deal has been widely well received in Italy as it is a sign Serie A is able to compete with Europe’s biggest leagues. However, not everyone is happy about it. Fiat workers in the southern Italy town of Melfi