MANCHESTER – Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Manchester United after twelve years. The English club agreed with the 36-year-old striker, who last worked in Turin’s Juventus, on the terms of the contract.
On Friday, Ronaldo confirmed to coach Massimilian Allegri that he no longer wanted to play for Juventus. The Italian media have begun to connect his future with Manchester City, which is seeking compensation after the collapse of negotiations with Tottenham gunner Harry Kane. However, news from England informed that City’s interest is not so hot and United has a better chance of getting it, which was confirmed in a few hours.
The five-time winner of the Golden Ball came to Juventus in 2018 and played a total of 134 matches, in which he scored 101 goals. Before the beginning of this year, there was speculation about his return to Spain, but the attacker himself denied it. After the arrival of Lionel Messi in Paris, St. Germain also talked about Ronald’s involvement, but the French club refused.
During his first time at Old Trafford, Ronaldo played 292 games in “red devils”, scoring 118 goals. “Manchester United is pleased to confirm that it has reached an agreement with Juventus to transfer Cristiano Ronaldo. Everyone in the club is looking forward to Cristian returning to Manchester.” the English club stated in an official statement.
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Source: SITA / AP / Matt Dunham