Not so long ago, Manchester United supporters were scared that their legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, would move to Manchester City. Well, he has returned to Old Trafford much to the delight of the fans.
The Red Devils officially confirmed yesterday that they have agreed a fee with Juventus to bring the Portuguese superstar back to the club. It is stated that deal will be completed once personal terms, visa conditions and medical tests are finalized.
As far as the fee is concerned, Manchester Evening News have reported that the 20-time English Champions have agreed a deal worth 28 million euros (£24million) with The Old Lady to re-sign the 36-year-old superstar.
On the other hand, MEN have revealed that Man Utd have agreed a contract that will make Ronaldo earn £480,000-a-week, £50million in the next two years.
This means that the Seleccao star has taken a pay cut to join Solskjaer’s side. He earned around 31 million euros per year i.e. £510,000-a-week with the Bianconeri (GdS via Sport Witness). Still, at £480,000-a-week, he will move above David De Gea, who earns £375,000-a-week (The Athletic), to become the highest-paid player at Old Trafford.
At least for this season, Ronaldo will not be wearing his iconic No.7 shirt which is currently occupied by Uruguayan international, Edinson Cavani. It is against the PL rules to swap shirt numbers during the season (MEN). The situation can obviously change if the South American striker is sold before the closure of the transfer window.
The veteran Portuguese will turn 37 in February still, he is performing at the highest level. The former Real Madrid man was named the Serie A Attacker of the Season last term and won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020.
In your view, can Cristiano Ronaldo finally end Man Utd’s title drought this season?