Cristiano Ronaldo joins Manchester United from Juventus Turin. “Welcome Home, Cristiano,” tweeted ManUnited on Friday evening and confirmed the agreement with Juventus on a transfer.
Only the medical check, the agreement on the last contract details and the work visa are still pending. According to information from SPOX and Goal, the Red Devils and Juventus Turin have agreed on a transfer fee of 28 million euros for the 36-year-old attacker.
Ronaldo played for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009. In 292 competitive games for the Red Devils, Ronaldo scored 118 goals. He also won three English championship titles with United and the Champions League in 2008. In 2009 he left the club for Real Madrid. Manchester United pocketed 94 million euros for CR7 at the time. Now the return.
A few hours before the announcement of ManUnited, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had diplomatically commented on the rumors. “He’s such a great person, let’s see what happens to him; everyone who has played with him has a weakness for him,” said the Norwegian at a press conference on Friday.
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On Thursday it became clear that the five-time world footballer will leave Juventus this summer after three years in the club, despite a contract until 2022. On Friday afternoon, Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed Ronaldo’s departure from Turin at a press conference.
As a new employer, United’s city rivals Manchester City seemed to be in pole position for a long time. The Skyblues withdrew from poker on Friday despite talks with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes.
City team manager Pep Guardiola said at a press conference on Friday: “I’m incredibly happy with the squad I have, more than satisfied. We have almost the same squad, with Sergio [Agüero] a player left us and we have Jack [Grealish] fetched. “
According to information from SPOX And Goal was CR7 himself not particularly interested in a move to City anyway. Explosive: The Portuguese categorically ruled out a move to ManCity in a BBC interview in 2015. “Do you think money is going to change my mind now? I don’t think so. Money won’t be a problem because if we talk about money I would go to Qatar. They may have more money there than Manchester City, but they do it’s not about the money. It’s about passion, “said Ronaldo at the time.
Ronaldo has now played at Juventus for three years. In 134 mandatory games he scored 101 goals for the Italians.