Cristiano Ronaldo had already made it pretty clear that he was set to leave Juventus as he wants to try to win more trophies at the last stage of his career.
In the last few days, Manchester City were leading the race to sign the Portuguese. City wanted Kane but Spurs refused to let him go. So it seemed City would sign Ronaldo as their new striker.
But things took a sudden turn in the last few hours, as Ronaldo’s former club Manchester United came into contention to sign him. As soon as United showed their intention to sign the 36-year-old, the whole football fraternity was eagerly waiting for the much-anticipated homecoming.
Now, it has been made official that Cristiano Ronaldo has finally made it to his home at Old Trafford.
Manchester United wrote on their official website: “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.”
“Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.”
“In his first spell for Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games. Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester.”
According to famous transfer specialist, Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United will pay €15m with €8m in add-ons as a fee to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo. It will be a total of around €20m guaranteed to Juventus as some add-ons are ‘easy’.
Cristiano Ronaldo would add a new dimension to United’s attack who lacks a world-class striker. Martial and Cavani as no doubt good strikers but they aren’t on the level of Ronaldo. So the Portuguese would right away make his way into the starting XI as their first-choice striker.