The 24-year-old got the news that Manchester United had accepted the bid during his vacation in Los Angeles
Ronaldo told The Sun: “I have had my time at Man United. It’s time to look forward and £80m is quite a sum of money. This deal is historic.”
He added: “It’s flattering when two of the top teams in the world want you to play for them.
“Now I can look forward to Real Madrid and a new stage in my career. I learned of the deal here in LA and heard from my people that United had accepted.”