Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

Chelsea's Eden Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is everyone's dream

In 2009, when Cristiano Ronaldo left England to play for Real Madrid, it was a seismic shift in the world of soccer.

In an open letter posted on Real Madrid's website, Ronaldo pleaded with fans to understand his decision.

"I have enormous gratitude for the club and for the city".

Manu de Juan of AS recently reported the former Lille man is on a shortlist of players who could replace Cristiano Ronaldo if he were to move to Juventus. I'm leaving, but this shirt, this crest, and the Santiago Bernabeu will continue to feels these things wherever I am. "Real Madrid will always be his home".

The multiple Ballon d'Or victor made noises to the effect that he may leave Real Madrid after nine years, following their third successive Champions League win in May.

And the Argentine played an integral role in Juve's domestic league and cup double last season with 23 goals and seven assists in 37 appearances.


Indeed, Ronaldo indicated that he was considering a new challenge in May, after Real defeated Liverpool in the Champions League final.

"I do not want to denigrate the Belgium team of the time, there were very good players, but at that time, it was France".

He leaves Real Madrid as the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having bagged 451 goals in 438 games.

And the 24-year-old has not been told by Juventus about whether he remains in Massimiliano Allegri's plans alongside Ronaldo.

"Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey [of Real] is special but the blue jersey suits me well so it does not bother me if I stay".

Serie A will be the third of Europe's four biggest leagues that Ronaldo has graced, and his move shows that none of his drive and ambition have decreased in the latter stages of his career.

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