The 36-year-old left Juventus for his old club hoping to retrieve the form that made him a superstar a decade ago. Manchester United has welcomed him back with open arms.
Soccer superstar C. Ronaldo came back to Manchester United, the club said on Friday, mentioning a contract with Juventus. While Ronaldo’s personal terms and visa problem are yet to be confirmed, this is seen as little more than a formality.
The Portuguese player attained fame at the north English club where he won his first Champions League and Ballon D’Or before going to Real Madrid and then Juventus.
How was the deal concluded?
C. Ronaldo, now a 36-year-old, told Juventus he wanted to vacate the Italian club, according to its coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Manchester United’s competitors, Manchester City, appeared to be poised to sign the attacker, according to Ronaldo’s agent. Moreover, the talks broke down and United zoomed in.
The club that came second in the UK’s Premier League last season did not reveal the transfer fee for Ronaldo but it was revealed to be around €25 million ($29.5 million).
“Everyone at the club looks forward to receiving Cristiano back to Manchester,” United said in a statement on Friday.