Cristiano Ronaldo has made a surprising return to Manchester United, despite being heavily linked with a move to the city rival Manchester City.
The 36-year-old signed for the Red Devils in his first innings back in 2003 after Sir Alex Ferguson snatched the Portuguese superstar from the grasp of Arsenal for around €19 million. The forward made 292 appearances in all competitions over the next six campaigns, scoring 118 goals. He also achieved three Premier League titles, one UEFA Champions League and quite a few Cup triumphs.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United have signed Cristiano Ronaldo for around €15 million plus €8 million in bonuses from Juventus. Out of those bonus fees, €5 million are easily achievable add ons.
The journalist further stated that the Red Devils will pay the €15 million fees in instalments over the next five years until 2026. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will pay €3 million every year to the Old Lady of Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo could be the missing puzzle for Manchester United:
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo will improve the centre forward of Manchester United. The forward has showcased his goal-scoring prowess at this age by winning the Serie A golden boot award last season. And the Red Devils fans will be hoping to experience the same at Old Trafford this season.
Solskjaer’s side struggled to find a centre-forward who can play 40-50 games consistently in a season. Edinson Cavani has done a great job since making the move last summer, however, struggled to play regularly due to injury problems. So, the Portuguese superstar will be the perfect addition to the Norwegian manager’s disposal.
After earning seven points in the first three games of the season, Manchester United will welcome Newcastle United at Old Trafford on 11th September. The Red Devils will be hoping to register as many points as possible during this easy run of games before facing the tougher oppositions in October.
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