Other than an unexpected turn of events, the striker will move to Turin after nine years at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Both parties expect that steps will be taken throughout the week so that Ronaldo’s historic transfer to Juventus can be completed.
The first is for Juve to put the 100 million euro offer on the table, and they will do it because they have been given the player’s word that he will sign for the Italian champions.
Madrid have been saying for some time that they have had no offer, but it will be the definitive step for the operation to move forwards.
There is still no agreement between Los Blancos and the player when it comes to deciding on the way in which the goodbye will take place either.
Madrid want Ronaldo to make clear that it is he who wants to leave, and that he is the one who wants Real to accept.
Under these conditions, the club will fulfill its part of the deal to accept the 100 million euros.
If he doesn’t, then Florentino Perez will ensure that the original buyout clause of 1 bn euros remains in place.
Beyond the agreed departure, Madrid would also like to stage something to show the legacy that Ronaldo leaves behind.
This is where some friction may arise because Cristiano’s position is, at present, far removed from what the club proposes in the sense of how the exit should take place.
The player remains firm in his position that it is Madrid that have forced this situation, because his desire was to retire there.
It’s that situation that is the one that has caused finally the total rupture between club and player.
However, the player’s advisors believe that, eventually, he will accept a way out that is good for both parties and that, somehow, does not stain everything worked for over the nine years he has been at the club.
In short, all good things come to an end.