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The transfer window of summer 2021 will be remembered forever for the huge impact caused by Lionel Messi’s departure from FC Barcelona. But also for Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Juventus to return to his former Premier League club Manchester United, in a transfer that has cost the Red Devils €20 million.
There have been many rumors about where the player would go if he left Juventus, including he could return to Real Madrid.
Last Thursday night, it seemed that Ronaldo was going to sign for Red devil´s rivals Manchester City. However, events took an unexpected turn and made the Portuguese player agree to terms with his former club Manchester United. Finally, on Friday evening, the Red Devils officially announced the return of the star Ronaldo to Old Trafford.
Last minute decision
Manchester United’s purchase is rumored to have been completed in a stormy 24 hours in which the Portuguese star appeared to be on the verge of signing for rivals Manchester City. Finally, Man. United and Juventus reached an agreement on the transfer of Ronaldo to the English club for a fee of 20 million euros.
The return after 12 years
Cristiano Ronaldo played for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, after arriving as an unproven young player from Sporting CP. With the Red Devils, he became a superstar, showing excellent performance under the command of Alex Ferguson. In his first spell at Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games.
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In 2009 Real Madrid signed him for €96 million, a record transfer fee at that time. The Portuguese superstar spent nine seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu breaking multiple records.
He won 2 LaLiga titles and 4 Champions League trophies with Real Madrid and became the club’s highest scorer with 451 goals in his 438 appearances.
Ronaldo left Real Madrid in 2018 to join Juventus, where he has played for 3 years. Now he is coming back to his former Premier League club where he will probably spend his last years as a footballer before his retirement.
Cristiano has won Ballon d’Or 5 times, and so far has achieved over 30 major trophies during his career. This includes 5 UEFA Champions League titles, 4 FIFA Club World Cups, 7 League titles in England, Spain, and Italy, as well as one European Championship with his national team Portugal.
Now aged 36, Ronaldo is getting closer to the end of his career and he wants to keep on winning more titles with the Reds Devils.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United may be the latest surprise transfer of this crazy summer.
Although the future of Kylian Mbappé in PSG still remains unknown…….
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