Before completing his transfer to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo risked enraging Real Madrid.
Before Manchester United swooped, Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly ready to sign for Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo ran the risk of enraging Real Madrid ahead of his surprise comeback to Manchester United, as he was rumored to be considering a move to Barcelona. After Juventus released a statement saying an emotional farewell to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo’s return to the Premier League giants is poised to be finalised on transfer deadline day.
Last week, Ronaldo appeared to be on his way to Manchester City before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side swooped for their former star.
Anyone affiliated with United would have found a move to City difficult to take, but according to rumors from Spain, he was also about to enrage another of his former clubs by joining Barcelona.
Ronaldo played nine years at Real Madrid, winning four Champions League crowns, three Club World Cups, and two La Liga titles among a slew of other honors.
However, it is reported that as he mulled leaving Juventus, he considered joining their fierce rivals Barcelona.
That’s according to Sport, which reports Ronaldo was willing to play for the Catalan club but was quickly turned down.
Lionel Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer after his contract at the Nou Camp expired, and Ronaldo may have been a perfect replacement.
However, his return to Old Trafford after a 12-year absence is perhaps more significant than Messi’s move to PSG.
Juventus announced on Tuesday that United will pay €15 million (£12.9 million) for Ronaldo over five years, with up to €8 million (£6.9 million) in add-ons.
After his three years in Turin came to an end, the Serie A giants released a statement paying tribute to the Portuguese legend.
”On the 10th of July 2018, two European and football superstars came together – Cristiano Ronaldo became a Juventus player,” stated the announcement.
That chapter has come to an end today, after three years together and 133 appearances, 101 goals scored, and five trophies won… Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Juventus’ paths have diverged.
“His debut at Villar Perosa, where tradition and the desire to create a bright future collided, the first official match in Verona against Chievo, and, of course, his first goal, the iconic”Siuuu” that resonated around the Allianz Stadium against Sassuolo, left us impressed.
“Then came the first awards won as a team:.”Brinkwire Summary News”.