Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus confirm Manchester United transfer deal and say goodbye to ‘icon’

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus confirm Manchester United transfer deal and say goodbye to ‘icon’
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Juventus have now confirmed their agreement with Manchester United for the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Serie A giants said goodbye to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner via an official statement early on transfer deadline day and also detailed the financial specifics of his sensational return to Old Trafford, which was announced by United on Friday subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical, completed in Lisbon on Monday.

Juventus confirmed the deal was worth an initial €15million, with up to €8m in add-ons possible depending on certain performance objectives being met.

Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 133 appearances for the Bianconeri after joining from Real Madrid for €112m in 2018, winning five trophies including two Serie A titles and the 2021/21 Coppa Italia.

In a statement, Juventus said: “On 10 July 2018, two icons of the European and football world came together - Cristiano Ronaldo became a Juventus player.

“Today, after three years together and 133 appearances, 101 goals scored and five trophies won, that chapter has come to an end…. The paths of CR7 and Juventus have gone their separate ways.

“On that day in July, when Cristiano arrived in Turin, the electric feeling of those great days could be felt through the air. The Juventus fans welcomed CR7 like a king, eager to see him on the pitch and cheer with him. It was a great story.”

They added: “The unforgettable moments experienced together were many. We could recite them and relive them, but it would not help, because everyone has their own special memory linked to CR7.

“Everyone has a shared emotion that does not need to be dusted off, because everyone will always remember what they felt in walking this stretch of road together.

“Today that bond born on July 10, three years ago, has been dissolved, but what has been written will forever remain. It has been an incredible journey.”

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