Man Utd confirm Ronaldo transfer in £19.7m move from Juventus

Man Utd confirm Ronaldo transfer in £19.7m move from Juventus

The Juve star is set for a sensational return to Old Trafford after he departed Turin by private plane on Friday

Manchester United have confirmed they have agreed a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes offered the former Red Devils forward to Man City after they missed out top target Harry Kane, but City dropped out of the race on Friday.

That allowed United to make a £19.7 million (€28m/$33m) bid to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford, where he starred between 2003 and 2009. It is undertsood the deal which has been agreed is an initial £12.85 milliom (€15m) with add ons of £6.8m (€8m).

In a statement on their club website, United said: “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.”

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