Nine years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo said “Hala Madrid” and went on to win nine trophies with the Spanish club Real Madrid.

But his move to Juventus earlier this month has left his fans heartbroken. However, for the 33-year-old star player, it was an “easy decision”.

“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 a whopping €100 million ($114.37 million) to sign Ronaldo. He finally made his league debut in their 3-2 win at Chievo last Sunday.

Before moving to the Italian club, Ronaldo had written an emotional letter saying his nine years at Real Madrid were “happiest” of his life.

“These years in Real Madrid, and in this city of Madrid, have been possibly the happiest of my life. I only have feelings of enormous gratitude for this club, for this hobby and for this city. I can only thank all of them for the love and affection I have received,” the Portuguese star wrote.