ManU Confirm C’Ronaldo Is Re-Signing From Juventus In £19.4m Deal, Hours After He Looked Set For Rivals City

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Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a spectacular comeback to Manchester United, despite cross-town rivals Manchester City declining to sign him. Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo’s old mentor, called him and assisted him in persuading him to stay after United began pressuring him to re-sign the legend.

Thursday evening. At that point, it was evident that City was in talks with the player after he informed Juventus of his intention to leave the club.

The 36-year-return old’s to Old Trafford was announced on Friday, only two and a half hours after City announced that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would not be returning to the Etihad Stadium. ‘Welcome home, Cristiano,’ United wrote on Twitter.

They have agreed to pay an initial £12.8 million plus approximately £7 million in add-ons, with Ronaldo expected to sign a two-year contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is delighted by the quality in his squad.

Ronaldo, who led Serie A in scoring last season with Juventus, is in Lisbon for a medical before returning to the club he left 12 years ago for a then-world-record £80 million.

During their fruitless pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane, City had been offered Ronaldo by his agent, Jorge Mendes. All week, City had been skeptical of a deal, citing an unwillingness to pay a fee to Juventus while also expecting the forward to accept a hefty pay cut from his £500,000-a-week salary.

Source: Daily Mail

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