Cristiano Ronaldo re-signs for Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo re-signs for Manchester United. image: twitter

CRISTIANO RONALDO  has rejoined his old club Manchester United in a sensational move from Juventus

After telling Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, yesterday, Thursday, August 26 of his intention to leave the Turin club, all the talk was that the Portugal captain was heading for Manchester City, but in a sensational move this afternoon, Friday, August 27, he has rejoined his former club, Manchester United.

It is believed Ronaldo has been offered a two-year deal, with just the personal terms to be finalised, with Juve thought to be receiving £12.8m (€15m), plus another £6.8m (€8m) in add-ons.

An official statement from United 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. Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester”.

While manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who played alongside Ronaldo during the latter stages of his career at United, described his former team-mate as a “legend” of the club and the “greatest player of all time”.

Cristiano re-joins the club where he played from 2003 to 2008, the Portuguese captain made 292 appearances in a United shirt, netting 118 times, and winning the Champion’s League, and three Premier League titles.

According to the Manchester Evening News, it is thought that another club legend, Sir Alex Ferguson, also played his part in convincing Cristiano to go back to Old Trafford, allegedly contacting him personally this morning, as reported by thesun.co.uk.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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