Manchester United has announced the former player Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, in a €15 million deal with a potential further €8m in add-ons.
The 36-year-old is returning to Old Trafford 12 years after leaving the club for Real Madrid.
The news was confirmed on the United social media page along with the words: “Welcome home, @Cristiano.”
The club also releases a statement on its official website, which read, “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached an 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.”
The Portugal international first player to be plying his trade in the English top-flight division to be named the World Player of the Year in 2007.
Reports suggest that Manchester City is open to signing the Portuguese striker.
According to SkySports, City is ready to rope in CR7 to the Premier League on a free transfer and is willing to offer him a two-year contract, with a salary of £12.8m-per-season (€15m).
ESPN reported, Ronaldo did not train with Juventus on Friday and instead left Italy on a private jet. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri later confirmed he had asked to leave the club before the transfer deadline on Aug. 31.