Cristiano Ronaldo says goodbye to Juventus. The Portuguese returns to where it all began, Cristiano Ronaldo is a Manchester United player. Now it’s official.
To announce it are the Red Devils on their Twitter profile.
«WELCOME HOME». With these words Manchester United announced that they had closed the operation to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, where the Portuguese champion played from 2003 to 2009 before being sold to Real Madrid. This is how Ronaldo’s experience at Juventus officially ends after 3 years. According to reports from the authoritative Spanish sports daily Marca, Ronaldo has signed a two-year contract until 2023 while Juventus should receive from the English club a sum of between 25 and 30 million euros in order to avoid having to record a loss in the balance sheet.
The deal is subject to the signing of the contract with the player and the passing of medical examinations. Ronaldo returns to United after his first adventure between 2003 and 2009. Pending official details, United would have offered 28 million euros to Juventus: the figure would allow the Juventus club not to budget for a loss.
The 37-year-old Portuguese, out of Juve, exploded into football that counts precisely with United from 2003 to 2009: winning the 2007-08 Champions League, the 2008 Club World Cup, as well as three Premier Leagues, a Cup of England, a Community Shield and twice the League Cup, with the Ballon d’Or and the Fifa World Player 2008, a title of top scorer in the Premier and one in the Champions League.