Manchester United on Friday confirmed that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa, and medical.
“Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain, and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal,” United said in an official statement.
In his first spell for Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games.
Earlier, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday said his club would be open to signing Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has no intention of continuing his association with Serie A club Juventus, manager Max Allegri confirmed on Friday, too.
The Portugal internal footballer is being linked with a move to Manchester City as the Premier League club has begun talks with Juventus regarding acquiring the Portuguese star.
“I don’t want to speculate too much. Cristiano is a legend of this club, he is the greatest player of all time. I was fortunate enough to play with him, I coached him when I got my job. He almost retired me when I got injured in that Wolverhampton game, he kept switching sides. He’s such a tremendous human being so let’s see what happens with him; everyone who’s played with him will have a soft spot for him,” Goal.com quoted Solskjaer as saying.