Ronaldo agrees Juventus deal as Cuadrado is stripped of No. 7 shirt

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have agreed a deal with Juventus ahead of a €100m transfer fee

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have agreed a deal with Juventus ahead of a €100m transfer fee

Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to have agreed a deal with Italian giants Juventus ahead of a move from Spanish club Real Madrid.

The deal is now in the hands of his employer as Madrid are considering an offer of about 100m euros (£88m) from Juventus for the Portuguese forward.

In what appears to be a done deal, Juventus have stripped Colombia forward Juan Cuadrado of the number 7 shirt in anticipation of Ronaldo’s coming.

Juan Cuadrado’s number 7 shirt has been removed from Juventus Store confirming reports of Ronaldo's coming

Juan Cuadrado’s number 7 shirt has been removed from Juventus Store almost confirming reports of Ronaldo’s arrival

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has been told by Real chief Jose Angel Sanchez that Madrid will insist on an £88m fee for the 33-year-old.

Mendes is confident Juventus can satisfy the terms of the deal. Ronaldo is believed to have agreed to a

Journalist Guillem Balague says in Ronaldo’s head he is a Juventus player, noting that, Juventus has to find a financial way to pay for his wages and fee. “Real Madrid is willing to let him go. No offer has arrived yet to Real, but Jorge Mendes has confirmed to Real that it will. He has never been this close to leaving. Will he?” he quizzed.

Fabrizio Romano also appears to have a similar line of thought. “#Juventus are seriously working for Cristiano Ronaldo. They’ll do an official bid to Real Madrid when Florentino Perez will accept to sell Cristiano. CR7 confirmed to Real president he wants to leave Madrid and he’d like to join Juventus.

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“Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will take the final decision about Cristiano’s future. If he’ll accept to let him leave, Juventus will be ready to make an official bid and to offer a 4-years contract to CR7. Let’s see on next hours”

The 33-year-old Portugal forward is Real’s all-time top scorer with 451 goals.

However his age, and Real’s need to reshape a squad that finished 17 points behind La Liga champions Barcelona last season, has encouraged the Italian champions to make their move.

Ronaldo won his fifth Champions League title with Madrid in May.

Since that victory over Liverpool in Kiev, Real boss Zinedine Zidane has left the club and been replaced by former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future has been the subject of intense debate over the past few years, and his relationship with Real president Florentino Perez has also been questioned.

Any move would eclipse Juventus’ record transfer fee of 90m euros (£79m), which they paid for Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain in 2016.

It would also be more than the £80m Real paid Manchester United for Ronaldo in 2009.

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