A high-profile transfer such as Cristiano Ronaldo's deal with Juventus demanded his former -and new- team-mates to share their views on social media.
Real Madrid footballers didn't waste any time to bid farewell to their departing team-mate. Led by captain Sergio Ramos, the thank you messages and homages started appearing on every football fan's timeline, most of them praising the Portuguese striker for his work ethic and contribution to the Spanish giants.
.@Cristiano, your goals, your numbers and everything we've won together speak for themselves. You have earned a special place in the history of @RealMadrid. As Madridistas we'll remember you always. It's been a pleasure to play alongside you, bicho. Big hig and good luck! pic.twitter.com/NaywaDd3gw— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) July 10, 2018
An incredible player and a top guy! It has been a pleasure to play alongside you for the last 5 years. Good luck for the future my friend pic.twitter.com/KBYLMYaWjP— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 10, 2018
"It's been a pleasure to play by your side. You've been an example in every sense. I wish you all the best in this new stage, Cristiano."
"It's been a pleasure to defend this crest with you. You are and will always be number one. Madridismo will remember you as a leader. Good luck in this new stage, bicho!"
And then, there were those that welcomed Cristiano to his new home. Players who will have their first experience playing with the Portuguese ace, and some that will have a new chance to share the locker room with him. If that wasn't enough, a true bianconeri legend joined in to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival.
Benvenuto a Torino, Cristiano 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 pic.twitter.com/iU4ULPeHmg— Sami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) July 10, 2018
"The best choice! Welcome Cristiano"
Lastly, Juventus' official Twitter feed welcomed the Portuguese footballer.