Cristiano Ronaldo said his time in Madrid had been some of the happiest in his life.
Veteran German footballer Toni Kroos, who has been a key player in the Real Madrid midfield since 2014 also wrote a heartfelt message to his former teammate and talisman Ronaldo. "Crucial for the trophies we won in the past years! A true champion. It was a pleasure playing with you! All the best, legend. @Cristiano," Kroos tweeted.
Meanwhile, Sami Khedira who presently plies his trade for Juventus, welcomed his former Real Madrid teammate to the club and expressed his excitement about playing alongside Ronaldo, all over again. "We had a great time together in Madrid, I can't wait to get back to work with you! Today is a special day for @juventusfc! ???? #FinoAllaFine #ForzaJuve #SK6 @cristiano," Khedira tweeted.
In a letter posted on Real Madrid's website, Ronaldo said his time in Madrid had been some of the happiest in his life.
"I only have feelings of huge thanks for this club, for the fans and for this city," he said.
"But I think the time has come to open a new stage in my life and that's why I asked the club to accept to transfer me.
"I ask everyone, and especially our supporters, to please understand me," he added.