Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that quitting Real Madrid to play for Juventus this summer turned out to be an “easy” decision.
Ronaldo opted to call time on his impressive spell at the Bernabeu and move to the Italian club in a move which shocked many.
The deal for the 33-year-old to move to Juve turned out to be worth the region of £105m and he will be looking to add the Serie A title to his collection of trophies in the coming seasons.
And the attacker has admitted that he was pleased by the reception he was afforded by Juve fans after having been unveiled at the club’s stadium.
During an interview with broadcaster DAZN, the Portugal captain said: “I never expected to play in this team, but some things happen naturally, for me it was an easy decision, what was done in Madrid is incredible, I won everything, my family lives there, but it’s part of the past.
“The small details make the big difference at the end of the day so. I would say what I saw in the stadium helped. And, of course, when the people start to applaud me in the stadium I was like: ‘Wow’.
“It surprised me a lot because this has never happened in my life, so it was an unbelievable moment.”
The Portugal attacker looks forward to helping Juventus secure Champions League glory after the Italian side finished as runners-up five times in the last 32 years.
Ronaldo was linked with a return to Man United in the summer transfer window but he ended up signing for Juventus.
He joined Real Madrid from Man Utd back in 2009 for a then world record transfer fee, while Sir Alex Ferguson was still the boss of the club.
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