Manchester United has announced the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford 12 years after the Portuguese left the club.
The club announced the signing in a statement on their website on Friday in what came as a shock to many football fans.
Manchester City were offered the chance to sign Ronaldo and considered making a move but pulled out of negotiations on Friday.
Ronaldo returned to United on a two-year deal, for an initial fee in the region of €15m and €8m in additional add-ons. His deal is subject to a visa, international clearance and a medical.
United said in the statement: “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, it read
“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.”
Ronaldo is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,100 professional career appearances, and has scored over 780 official senior career goals for club and country.
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