Manchester United announced on Friday that they had reached an agreement to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus 12 years after leaving Old Trafford for Real Madrid.
“Manchester United are pleased to confirm that the club have signed a contract with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to personal conditions, a visa and a medical contract,” United said in a statement.
“Everyone at the club is looking forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester.”
United’s feud erupted for 24 hours, during which Ronaldo initially appeared ready to join rivals Manchester City.
Premier League champions City were heavily involved in the Portuguese forward’s move after losing to England captain Hurricane.
However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjیرr indicated that an agreement would be reached during his pre-match press conference on Friday before the Premier League wolves travel on Sunday.
“Cristiano is the legend of this club, he is the greatest player ever,” said Soulskier, who played with Ronaldo.
“We’ve always had a good conversation. I know Bruno (Fernandes) is talking to him too. He knows how we feel about him.”
Sky Sport Italy has reported that United have made an offer of مل 28 million (33 33 million) to Joe, who has agreed a two-year deal with the superstar striker worth 25 25 million a year.
Ronaldo won his first of five Champions League titles and was crowned the best player in the world for six years at United between 2003 and 2009.
In all, he scored 118 goals in 292 games, winning three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups.
Earlier in the day, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s desire to leave the Italian giants.
“Yesterday, while talking to Cristiano, he told me he had no intention of staying at the Juventus, so he would not be picked up tomorrow. He did not train this morning.”
“He stayed here for three years, he did his part, he made himself available to Juventus and now he’s leaving. Life goes on.”
Ronaldo won two Serie A titles with Juventus, but his time at Turin did not live up to expectations.
He joined Madrid in 2018 after scoring 450 goals in 438 matches in nine years of spectacular magic, including four Champions League victories.
Juventus hopes it will be the final piece needed to end their 25-year wait to become European champions.
He has failed to advance beyond the quarterfinals in the last three seasons.
Last season, they were knocked out by arch-rivals Inter Milan as Italian champions and had to wait until the last day of the campaign to qualify for Europe’s top club competition.
However, Ronaldo is still at the top of the Serie A goal chart, surpassing Romelu Lukaku, who joined Chelsea for 97 97m this month.
And it left years behind at Euro 2020 after winning the Golden Boot despite playing just four games when Portugal lost in the last 16.
United have already significantly strengthened their squad with the signing of Jadon Sancho and Rafael Varane during the transfer window as they aim to win the Premier League for the first time since 2013.
Ronaldo has already joined a packed group that includes Fernandes, Sancho, Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Marshall, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba.