Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to his old club Manchester United, which he represented United between 2003 and 2009, the club confirmed has confirmed.
Ronaldo, 36, was with Serie A outfit Juventus since last three years.
“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,” said the club in a statement.
“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,” added the club in the statement.
In his first spell for Manchester United, the star footballer had netted 118 goals from 292 games.
Ronaldo is likely to sign a two-year deal with the club.
Menahwile, Ronaldo also posted about his departure from Juventus on his Instagram account saying: “Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I’ll always love the city of Turin until my final days.”
“The “tiffosi bianconeri” [Juventus fans] always respected me and I tried to thank that respect by fighting for them in every game, every season, every competition. In the end, we can all look back and realise that we achieved great things, not all that we wanted, but still, we wrote a pretty beautiful story together,” he added.
After the United, Ronaldo’s had moved to Spain in 2009 when Real Madrid had offered him a then world record 80 million pounds (110 million dollars).
For Real Madrid, Ronaldo had netted 450 times from his 438 appearances for the club and won four Champions League trophies and two LaLiga titles with the Spanish club.
At Juventus, Ronaldo scored 110 goals, won two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia trophy.
Commenting on Ronaldo’s departure, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri wished him the best for the future.
He also thanked the star striker for his time and efforts for Juventus saying: “Cristiano did a lot for this club, he’s a great champion, I wish him all the luck in the world wherever he will play. He gave a great contribution. For the season that I trained him he led by example for the lads, so he is only to be thanked for what he did for Juventus.”