August 23, 2018 / 4:09 AM / a month ago

Leaving Real Madrid was 'easy decision', says Ronaldo

(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has said the decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus after nine trophy-filled years in Spain was an easy one to make.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Juventus A v Juventus B - Villar Perosa Training Centre, Turin, Italy - August 12, 2018 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before the match REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

The 33-year-old joined the Italian champions last month on a four-year deal, ending a stint in Spain that saw him win two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies.

“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,” Ronaldo told sports streaming service DAZN.

Juventus paid 100 million euros ($114.37 million) to sign Ronaldo, who made his league debut in their 3-2 win at Chievo last Sunday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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