- Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United after 12 long years
- Juventus let-go off Ronaldo on a € 23 million deal
The Portugal star joined the Old Lady in Serie A back in 2018 and helped fire them to two league titles, however, he is not returning to the English top-flight.
Juventus bid farewell to the 36 year old Cristiano Ronaldo as they confirmed a € 23 million (£ 20m/ $ 27m) deal with The Red Devils for the transfer of the attacker.
Cristiano Ronaldo spent three years with the Serie A side and lifted two league titles, but has opted to head back to Old Trafford amid Bianconeri’s recent failure to compete for major trophies.
Initally Ronaldo was headed to Manchester City, however, the Red Devils swooped in to snap him up and confirmed an agreement on Friday.
The statement on the club’s website read, “On 10 July 2018, two icons of the European and football world came together – Cristiano Ronaldo became a Juventus player.
“Today, after three years together and 133 appearances, 101 goals scored and five trophies won, that chapter has come to an end. The paths of CR7 and Juventus have gone their separate ways.
“On that day in July, when Cristiano arrived in Turin, the electric feeling of those great days could be felt through the air. The Juventus fans welcomed CR7 like a king, eager to see him on the pitch and cheer with him. It was a great story.
“He was the first player in Juventus history to score at least 100 goals in all competitions in his first three seasons with Juventus, and since his arrival in Serie A, he has scored more goals than any other player: 81, at least 10 more than any other.
“Not only that, with the aforementioned title of top scorer, he also become the first to sit on the throne of the top goalscorers in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League.
“The unforgettable moments experienced together were many. We could recite them and relive them, but it would not help, because everyone has their own special memory linked to CR7.
“Everyone has a shared emotion that does not need to be dusted off, because everyone will always remember what they felt in walking this stretch of road together.
“Today that bond born on July 10, three years ago, has been dissolved, but what has been written will forever remain. It has been an incredible journey.”
As per Juventus, The Red Devils pay a fee of € 15m (£ 13/ $ 18m) over five years to seal the Portugal star’s return to the Premier League. They will have to pay up to € 8m (£ 7m/ $ 9m) in bonuses “upon achievement of specific performance objectives”.
The Turin based club reported that this deal will enter their 2020-21 Financial Year as a € 14m (£ 12m/ $1 7m) loss for them.