Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said he will “everlastingly” miss Cristiano Ronaldo and named him the “best” player on the planet.

Ronaldo marked for Juventus for an exchange expense of €100 million following a nine-year spell at the Bernabeu where he won two La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

Without the five-time Ballon d’Or victor, Madrid persevered through a baffling season‒ thumped out of the Champions League in the round of 16 against Ajax and completing 19 behind Barcelona in La Liga.

“I’ll miss him perpetually,” Perez said at an honours service where Ronaldo got the Marca Leyenda lifetime accomplishment grant.

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“I’m a Cristiano fan. He’s the best and that is it. How was I not going to come here?”

Prior to moving to the Bernabeu, Ronaldo had delighted in six years with Manchester United, where he won a Champions League title and the Premier League multiple times, yet said that he missed Madrid more.

“I miss Madrid more than Manchester,” he said at the ceremony. “This is because of life’s conditions in light of the fact that my children were conceived and grew up here and that is extraordinary.”

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