Cristiano Ronaldo, one of soccer’s biggest superstars, is going back to one of his old haunts at Old Trafford. The club confirmed on Friday that the 36-year-old Portugal international will join the club after a rocky breakup with Italian side Juventus ahead of Tuesday’s summer transfer window deadline.
Ronaldo is joining Man United from Juve in a transfer deal for €25 million ($29.48 million) — according to CBS Sports insider Fabrizio Romano — to head back to the place where he called home from 2003-2009 and won nine trophies, including three Premier League titles (2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09) and the Champions League crown (2007-08).
From Manchester United:
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.
Ronaldo came off the bench in Juventus’ season opener against Udinese to start his 20th season as a professional and had a late winner in that match disallowed by VAR. Ronaldo didn’t start the match because he wanted to seek other options, Romano reports.