"It was very nice to be at Real Madrid".
The rumour mill went into overdrive this week with reports of the possible transfer, with Sky Sport Italia reporting sources close to Juventus are now mulling the logistics of an offer for the 33-year-old. "In the next few days I will speak".
Real's change in stance and new-found willingness to allow Ronaldo to leave is expected to entice both Manchester United and PSG to make a move, with both clubs having shown an interest in the past.
Juve's problem is not Ronaldo, it's putting together the defence and the midfield.
"Everyone should remember that I had a deal to buy him as a kid, Ronaldo, but [Marcelo] Salas said no, so it didn't happen". It's an effective way of forcing Madrid into offering him a new and improved contract regularly, especially if Ronaldo has played a big part in winning the Champions League that season.
The report claims that Juventus are set to offer Ronaldo a staggering 4-year contract worth £26m-a-year.
Ronaldo, whose Portugal side were knocked out of the World Cup at the weekend, is in a moment of crisis and it seems that an exit from Madrid is the solution.
In his nine-year stint, the Portuguese forward refined his game to become one of world football's most devastating goalscorers, netting 450 times in 438 appearances across all competitions while also recording 131 assists.