Manchester United have officially announced that an agreement has been reached to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The mercurial 36-year-old is expected to sign a two-year contract with the Red Devils, with the deal subject to a medical and personal terms being finalised.
Ronaldo was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City earlier this week before the defending Premier League champions pulled out of the race for his signature earlier on Friday.
The development saw United spring into action in a last-gasp attempt to seal a sensational return to Old Trafford for the five-time Ballon D’Or winner.
An agreement has now been reached between the Red Devils and Juventus, with personal terms set to be agreed over the coming days.
United announced the move with an official statement which read: “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.
“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.”
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