Decision to leave Real Madrid was “easy’’, Ronaldo says

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Juventus’ Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo juggles with a ball as he warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match AC Chievo vs Juventus at the Marcantonio-Bentegodi stadium in Verona on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI

Cristiano Ronaldo says the decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus in Italy after nine trophy-filled years in Spain was an easy one to make.

The 33-year-old joined the Italian champions last month on a four-year deal, ending a stint in Spain that saw him win two La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League trophies.

“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 100 million euros ($114.37 million) to sign Ronaldo, who made his Serie A debut in their 3-2 win at Chievo last Sunday.