Manchester United announced on Tuesday that they had finalized the recruitment of Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo for two seasons. A third is optional.
Juventus Turin, whose player wore the jersey from 2018 to 2021, clarified that the amount of this transfer amounted to 15 million euros (nearly 17 million francs), payable over five seasons, plus eight million optional euros depending on the player’s athletic performance.
At 36, Ronaldo is therefore making his return to the English club where he played from 2003 to 2009.
“Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo with a two-year contract, and an option of an additional year,” said the club from Manchester in a statement.
Juve bails out
This transfer could therefore bring a maximum of 23 million euros to Juve, according to the Italian club which detailed, in another press release, the financial conditions of this last-minute agreement, at the end of the summer transfer window.
Ronaldo had revealed himself on the international scene by wearing the Red Devils jersey before leaving for Real Madrid (2009-2018).
He had scored 118 goals in 292 appearances during his first stay in England, also winning his first Ballon d’Or and the Champions League, in addition to three league titles, one FA Cup and two League cups. .
“Manchester United has always had a special place in my heart and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since Friday’s announcement (of his transfer, editor’s note). I can’t wait to play at Old Trafford again , in a full stadium, and to see the fans again “, confides in the press release of the” CR7 “club, which will find its number 7 jersey.
“Ronaldo’s return shows that this club has a unique power of attraction, I am delighted to see him return to where it all began”, reacted for his part the Norwegian manager of the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who played with Ronaldo on his first stint at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo’s first game of return in the Mancunian jersey is expected to be the day Newcastle receive the Premier League on September 11 after the international break.
This article was published automatically. Sources: ats / afp