Today, the BBC reported that Cristiano Ronaldo had signed an agreement with Italian soccer team Juventus, marking an end to his nearly decade-long career with Real Madrid.
According to The Guardian, the 33-year-old soccer star met with his agent and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli in Greece and agreed to a four-year deal, with an annual salary of around €30 million ($35.2 million).
In a statement, Real Madrid thanked the player for his dedication over his nine years at the club and said, “Real Madrid will always be your home.”
Ronaldo was already the third highest-paid athlete — and second highest-paid soccer player— on earth. According to Forbes’ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, the Portuguese striker earns approximately $61 million in salary and winnings and $47 million in endorsements each year, for a total of $108 million.