Manchester United announced on Friday that Cristiano Ronaldo is joining the Red Devils 12 years after he left the club for Real Madrid on a then world record fee.
United reached a deal with Juventus for the transfer of Ronaldo, “subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.” Until this morning, media reports stated that Ronaldo was close to joining Manchester City but later in the day, there was a complete turnaround as City left the negotiations and Manchester United stepped in, bid for the Portuguese star and completed the signing. On Friday, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri had confirmed that Ronaldo wanted to leave the club and he had informed of the same to him and his teammates. Just a few hours later, Ronaldo is back with the club, where he received all the name and fame.
“Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester,” United added in its statement.
Ronaldo had spent six seasons with United from 2003-2009, where he won eight major trophies along with the Ballon d’Or in 2008 and now, he may be back at the club.
At United, The Portuguese scored 118 goals and won the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2007-08 season. It was the year when he helped the Red Devils win their last Champions League title.