Cristiano Ronaldo Reunites with Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo has officially been confirmed as Manchester United’s latest signing. This revelation comes 12 years after the Portuguese forward left Manchester United for Real Madrid for a then world-record fee. Over the past couple of days, it became clear that Ronaldo wanted to leave Juventus. Initially, the most likely destination was Manchester City, who were in contractual negotiations with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes. It also appeared that Manchester City was willing to pay the fee Juventus required, but suddenly, the narrative changed.
Following calls from Sir Alex Ferguson and Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that Manchester United was where he wanted to be. It’s not surprising because Manchester United is where Ronaldo transcended into one of the greatest players in the world under Sir Alex Ferguson. He spent six seasons in Manchester, winning nine trophies that included three Premier League titles in a row and a Champions League title in 2008. He returns to Manchester United as arguably the greatest player to ever play the game.
Juventus accepted a bid from Manchester United for an initial fee of €15 million plus €8 million on performance-related add-ons. The contract will run until 2023.
The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo caps off a very productive summer transfer window for Manchester United, having also brought in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Rafael Varane from Real Madrid. This United side is poised for success on the pitch, and it will be exciting to see what Ronaldo brings to Manchester United a second time around.
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