Real Madrid and Juventus close to agreeing Cristiano Ronaldo deal

Modric and Ronaldo hug after Champions League glory. Image PA

Modric and Ronaldo hug after Champions League glory. Image PA

Ronaldo is Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer, having netted 450 goals in nine seasons at Santiago Bernabeu, and Baptista said the club would struggle to replace the 33-year-old forward.

Several reputable reporters and news outlets have stated that the move is likely to be announced tomorrow after a hastily convened Real Madrid directors meeting, after the Portuguese star and his agent Jorge Mendes reportedly told the Spanish giants of their desire to leave.

That set up a last-16 tie with Uruguay, and Ronaldo was largely anonymous as his team exited the competition with a 2-1 defeat.

In this sense, Valdano also added: "I don't think in the coming generations we will find a new Messi or a new Cristiano, they're two monsters of the game". It's simple. I thank Juve, because if after Manchester I continued to win and to run, it was thanks to Juve.

Ronaldo is yet to make his decision on his future public, which Real president Florentino Perez has demanded before he opens the door to the switch. This lot, ha, don't know what a vacation is.But that's the choice.

With six goals so far at the World Cup, Kane looks a dead cert to take home a golden boot, and after over 100 Premier League goals in just five seasons, he is said to be an "excellent replacement".

And while he says he'd be pleased if Ronaldo does make the move to his former club, you'd certainly pay a penny for the 40-year-old's thoughts if he inspires them to Champions League glory.

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