Good news to all the Manchester United fans, Cristiano Ronaldo is coming back to Machester and it happens that he is coming back to his former club. Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games in his first spell at Old Trafford before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.
Manchester United have agreed to pay £12.8m for the 36-year-old, with the deal subject to personal terms, a visa and a medical.
“Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester,” said a United.
Initially, Cristiano Ronaldo thought there was no chance of a deal with his former club, but Manchester United have decided to make it happen, while Manchester City have missed out on another striker option after the main target Harry Kane committed to Tottenham.
Speaking before Manchester City face Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Pep Guardiola said: “Cristiano is a Juventus player. I cannot add anything else.
“In these three or four days left until the transfer window shuts, anything can happen but, in my view, there are few players – Cristiano Ronaldo included, Messi is another – they decide where they are going to play.
“Right now, my feeling is I am more than delighted with the squad we have and we will stay the same.
Manchester United only appeared to become an option when manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held a news conference on Friday afternoon and said their former star “knows that we’re here”.
Solskjaer added United’s Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been talking to his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo.
A few hours later the club announced they had reached an agreement for what will be their third major signing of the summer transfer window following the arrivals of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.