Manchester United and Juventus have reached an agreement about the re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
United have agreed to pay Juventus €15 million (£12.8 million), plus a further €8 million (£6.8 million) in add-ons, for Cristiano Ronaldo, who is expected to sign a two-year contract with the club after personal details are finalized.
Early in the day, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes stated that a deal to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford was very close to being finalized.
An official United statement confirmed the news, and it read as follows: “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club and Juventus have reached an agreement on Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer, which is subject to agreement on personal terms, visa requirements, and medical examination results.
Juventus manager Max Allegri confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the club on Friday, saying he had been informed by the player that he had “no intention” of playing for the club in the future.
Premier League champions Manchester City were approached about signing the Portugal captain and were considering making a bid, but the Premier League champions decided not to forward with negotiations.
In the early hours of Friday morning, Ronaldo spent an hour and a half at Juventus’ training site, saying his goodbyes to his teammates before taking a private plane from Turin to Lisbon. He was in the penultimate year of his contract, which paid him £500,000 every week.
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Ronaldo published the following in a farewell post on social media: “Today, I am leaving an incredible club, which is the largest in Italy and unquestionably one of the largest in all of Europe. I devoted my heart and soul to Juventus, and I will always have a special place in my heart for the city of Turin, even in my final days.
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Ronaldo made 292 appearances for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, scoring 118 goals in the process under previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
He was a three-time Premier League champion, as well as the FA Cup, two League Cups, and the Champions League, before joining Real Madrid in a then-world-record transfer transaction.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the current manager of Manchester United, said on Friday that he “is aware” that Ronaldo had returned to the club before it was officially announced.