‘WELCOME BACK’:MANCHESTER UNITED RESIGN CRISTIANO RONALDO
Cristiano Ronaldo resigns for Manchester united 12 years after his departure from the club.
A 12.87 million Euros plus a further 6.86 million in add-ons so Cristiano Ronaldo make a permanent switch from Juventus to his old club Manchester United. Ronaldo is set to sign a two-year contract after agreeing on personal terms this is according to Manchester United manager ole Gunnar solskjaer.
The deal with the striker is said to be 25 million Euros per season. Manchester United confirmed the deal officially on their website.
“Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to the agreement of personal terms, visa and medical. Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United,” the statement read.
Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus. Photo courtesy
Ronaldo's departure from Juventus was earlier on confirmed by Juventus manager Massimiliano allegri, who revealed that the player himself told him that he had no intentions of playing for his side.
Manchester city was the first team to be offered the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, although they consider making a move for the player, they ended up pulling out of the negotiations at a later stage.
In a farewell message to the club Cristiano Ronaldo wrote on his social media page;
“Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. I gave my heart and soul to Juventus and I will always love the city of Turin until my final days. I will always be one of you, you are now part of my history as I feel that I am part of yours. Italy, Juve,Turin, Tiffosi Bionconeri, you'll always be in my heart”.
Before moving out of United, Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 Appearances between 2003 and 2009 under former manager Alex Ferguson. Solskjaer who played alongside him at Manchester United during the latter stages of his career, described him as a legend of the club and ‘the greatest player of all time’.