The iconic Portuguese football player and one of the modern-day greats of the game Cristiano Ronaldo has been transferred back to Manchester United FC from his current team Juventus for a whopping sum of €23 million transfer fees.
Conforming the transfer, the English football club issued a statement and said the entire club is delighted to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo and added that “Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester.”
For the transfer, the Man-U is reportedly paying the 36-year-old GOAT €15 million with €8 million in add-ons as the transfer fee and a contract for two years till June 2023.
He started his professional club football with Manchester United only at the early age of 18 in the 2003-04 season of Premier League. At that time he was roped in for £12.24 million which made him, at the time, the most expensive teenager in English football history.
Then he spent six seasons at Old Trafford (the home ground of Man-U) from 2003-2009, where he won eight trophies along with the first of his five Ballon d’Or, before going to the Spanish team Real Madrid for an £80 million contract.
In his first spell for United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games and won the Premier League Golden Boot in 2007/08 along with helping the club claim their last UEFA Champions League title.
Well, the transfer of the Portuguese captain was almost certain as last week Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri had confirmed that Ronaldo had no intention of staying at the club.
Allegri said last Friday that Ronaldo told him that he no longer plans to play for Juventus. He also said that “He made his choice. Life goes on.”
Earlier there were reports of him going to another Manchester-based club- Manchester City but later a combination of calls and messages from Sir Alex Ferguson, Bruno Fernandes and ex-Manchester United players to convinced Ronaldo to return to United.