An exciting and dramatic period regarding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely behind us because Manchester United officially announced that the Portuguese is their new player! "Manchester United is pleased to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus on the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, provided that personal conditions, a visa is agreed and that the footballer undergoes medical test," the statement said.
Ronaldo was at a turning point in the previous days, Manchester City also showed interest, and although it was certain that he would leave Juventus, it was not known until the last moment whether he would end up in the red or blue side of Manchester.
In the end, he opted for the club jersey he wore 12 years ago. According to unofficial information, Ronaldo will initial a two-year contract worth 25,000,000 euros per season at United, which is 10,000,000 more than City's alleged offer, and he will face significantly higher bonuses.
Although the amount of compensation is not officially known, during the day it was said that the Red Devils were ready to set aside 20,000,000 euros for the freedom of the offensive player. Let us remind you, Ronaldo played 292 official matches at Old Trafford during his first term and scored 118 goals with 69 assists.
After six years in England, the Portuguese transferred to Real for 94,000,000 euros in 2009 and stayed in Madrid for nine seasons. The Royal Club then sold him to Juventus for 117,000,000 euros, and the winner of five Golden Balls stayed in Turin for three seasons.
The experienced United striker won three championship titles, two league cups, and the Champions League in six seasons under the command of Alex Ferguson (in the 2007/08 season). This kind of news caused great euphoria both in Manchester and around the world.
United fans believe that United can be as dominant as they used to be, and that Ronaldo was a figure that this team lacked. And indeed, realistically speaking, United has a phenomenal team, but it is necessary for Solskjaer to prepare the team well.
United needed a leader like Ronaldo and most believe Ronaldo can play another 3.,4 seasons at a top-level given his focus on football and his lifestyle. This is probably one of the most interesting seasons in the Premier League in which all eyes will be on United and Ronaldo.
We will look forward to Premier League matches, but also to the Champions League in which United have big goals