On Tuesday, Manchester United completed the transfer of five-time world footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (36) from Juventus Turin, which had already been announced last week. This was announced by ManUnited.
The superstar receives a two-year contract and returns to Old Trafford, where he had already played from 2003 to 2009. There is also an option for an extension for a further year. According to official information from Juventus, the transfer fee amounts to a total of 15 million euros and can increase to 23 million euros with bonus payments.
“Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart. I am overwhelmed by all the news that I have received since it was announced on Friday,” said Ronaldo in a statement: “I can’t wait to be at To play Old Trafford in front of a packed stadium and to see all the fans again. I look forward to joining the team after the internationals and I hope we have a very successful season. “
Team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also overjoyed. “Words fail to describe Cristiano. He’s not just a great player, he’s a great person,” said the Norwegian.
Initially, the English champion Manchester City had been considered a favorite to sign before the local rival entered the race. With United, Ronaldo had won three English championships and won his first Champions League title in 2008 before spending nine years at Real Madrid. Apparently the longtime United team manager Alex Ferguson had a decisive influence on changing CR7’s mind and getting it back to Old Trafford.