Cristiano Ronaldo has finally settled his issue of getting a club to play for this season as Manchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement for his transfer.
The 36-year-old will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side on a two-year deal, with an agreement in place with Juventus while personal terms and a medical are still to be confirmed.
It is understood the fee is €15 million, plus €8 million in add-ons.
A club statement released on Friday read:
“Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.”
United manager Ole Gunnar did not hide his admiration for Ronaldo, in what appeared an open play for his signature.
Solskjaer said: “He is a legend of this club, the greatest player of all time if you ask me. I was fortunate enough to play with him. I coached him when I got my job.
“He almost retired me because that Wolverhampton game when I got injured he kept switching sides.
“He is such a tremendous human being as well. Let's see what happens with Cristiano. Everyone who has played with him has a soft spot for him.
“We've always had a good communication. Bruno (Fernandes) has been talking to him.
“He knows what we feel about him. If he was ever going to move away from Juventus, he knows we’re here.”
Juventus is said to still owe money on the €100m fee they agreed to sign Ronaldo for in 2018 and want it covered by United, that's according to MEN.
Thus, the deal has been described by sources privy to negotiations as ‘amortised'.
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