Juventus finally confirm Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is READY, with a transfer fee of £12.9million plus £6.9million in add-ons, payable over five years as they greet the ‘unforgettable, incredible’ star
- Juventus finally said goodbye to Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday
- The Portuguese star agreed to a sensational return to Manchester United last week
- The Serie A giants posted a 369-word statement confirming his departure
Juventus have finally parted ways with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his sensational £12.9million return to Manchester United.
The Serie A giants posted a 369-word statement confirming the 36-year-old’s departure in a deal worth up to £19.8million over five years.
Ronaldo agreed to a shocking return to Old Trafford last Friday after being heavily linked with a move to rival Manchester City.
Juventus finally bid farewell to Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Man United
Ronaldo agreed to a shocking return to Old Trafford last Friday and his £12.9m move is just around the corner
Juventus greeted the ‘unforgettable, incredible’ star in a lengthy statement on Tuesday morning.
It read: “On July 10, 2018, two icons of the European and football world came together – Cristiano Ronaldo became a Juventus player. Today, after three years together and 133 appearances, 101 goals scored and five trophies won, that chapter has come to an end…. CR7 and Juventus’ paths have gone their separate ways.
“On that day in July, when Cristiano arrived in Turin, the electric feeling of those great days could be felt through the air.
Juventus greeted the ‘unforgettable, incredible’ star in a lengthy statement on Tuesday morning
“The Juventus fans welcomed CR7 like a king, they wanted to see him on the pitch and cheer with him. It was a great story.
His first impressed us: the first appearance in Villar Perosa, where tradition and the desire to write a wonderful future came together, the first official match in Verona against Chievo, and of course his first goal, the first iconic “Siuuu that echoed around the Allianz Stadium against Sassuolo.
Then there were the first trophies that were won together: the first Super Cup, decided by him of course, the first Scudetto title and this year the first Italian Cup. But that’s not all, he also finished first in Italy as the league’s top scorer. Then there were the broken records – lots of them.
He was the first player in Juventus history to score at least 100 goals in all competitions in his first three seasons with Juventus, and since his arrival in Serie A he has scored more goals than any other player: 81, at least 10 more. than any other.
Ronaldo joined his country Portugal on Monday but is poised to finalize deal with Man United
Not only that, with the aforementioned top goalscorer title, he also becomes the first to sit on the throne of the top scorers in Serie A, LaLiga and the Premier League.
“The unforgettable moments we experienced together were many. We could recite and relive them, but it wouldn’t help because everyone has their own special memory associated with CR7.
“Everyone has a shared emotion that doesn’t need to be dusted off, because everyone will always remember what they felt when they walked this stretch together.
Today that band that was born on July 10th three years ago has disbanded, but what was written lasts forever. It’s been an incredible journey.’
Ronaldo left for international duty in Portugal on Monday for their World Cup qualifiers in the coming week, but his move to United will be announced shortly after the completion of his medical in Lisbon over the weekend.
On an incredible day of drama last Friday, the shock of Ronaldo’s return to United was revealed just two and a half hours after City made it clear that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would not be arriving at the Etihad.
His longtime mentor and former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson got in touch with Ronaldo and helped him cross the line after the Red Devils stepped up their efforts to re-sign the icon last Thursday night.