Cristiano Is Home: Cristiano Ronaldo Completes Return to Manchester United
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s deal to Premier League club Manchester United has been completed and striker is back as a Red Devil
- The English giants have announced that Ronaldo’s deal has been completed and their striker is back at Old Trafford
- United signed Ronaldo on a two-year contract for £21million, a deal which has an option to extend for a further year
Cristiano Ronaldo is officially a Manchester United player for a second stint as the club confirmed the completion of the deal on Tuesday, August 31.
Ronaldo completed his medical ahead of an official announcement on Monday morning in Lisbon, Portugal.
Barely 24 hours later, the Reds announced they had completed the transfer of their hero from Juventus for a fee of €23million (KSh 3 billion).
“Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance,” a statement from the United club website read.
Ronaldo, 36, has signed a deal to stay at Manchester United until 2023.
Having came to the limelight in 2003, Cristiano went on to establish himself as one of the greatest football players in history.
He has won over 30 major trophies throughout his illustrious career so far and on an individual level, he is only one of two people ever to have won five Ballon d’ Ors.
The Portugal star also has some unique records as he became the first player to win league titles in three different countries after securing two Serie A titles during his time at Juventus.
In total, he has won seven league titles across England, Spain and Italy.
What Cristiano said on the transfer:
“Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday. I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I'm looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”
One of the remaining puzzles after the transfer is what number Cristiano will get now that he is a red once again.
According to reports, the objective for United is for Cristiano to get the Number 7 shirt, which is currently being worn by Edinson Cavani.
The Premier League website lists Cavani as the owner of the number 7 shirt, at least for this season, although a spot check also revealed Cristiano is registered under the same number.
Further reports suggest that with winger Daniel James set for a move to Leeds United, Cavani would inherit the number 21 shirt and leave number 7 to Cristiano, whose entire brand has been built off the tag ‘CR7’.