Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man United shirt number will be revealed’very soon,’ since No 7 has been requested.
Manchester United are likely to announce Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt number at Old Trafford very shortly.
Manchester United is expected to make an announcement about Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt number at Old Trafford soon, according to reports. On Tuesday morning, United announced that the great Portuguese forward has returned to the club, signing a two-year contract with a third-year option.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner arrives from Juventus for an initial fee of £12.8 million, with add-ons worth up to £6.8 million. The 36-year-old is likely to earn £500,000 per year, making him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
United is yet to reveal what shirt number Ronaldo would wear, despite the fact that he wore the famed No 7 jersey during his last stint at the club, from 2003 to 2009.
With the exception of his first season at Sporting Lisbon and his first season at Real Madrid, Ronaldo has worn the number 28 in his home country and the number 9 in the Spanish capital throughout his career.
United’s No 7 is currently worn by Edinson Cavani, but Dharmesh Sheth confirmed on Sky Sports’ Transfer Show on deadline day that the club is requesting permission to give Ronaldo the number.
The Red Devils want permission for Ronaldo to take Cavani’s number because the Uruguayan is already registered with the shirt and rules indicate that it cannot be re-allocated without special permission unless a player departs.
However, it is likely that United will learn whether their plea to the Premier League was granted in the near future.
“United are seeking special dispensation to acquire Cristiano Ronaldo the number seven shirt,” Sheth explained. The brand is CR7, as far as we know.
“Be on the lookout for that one. I’m sure he’ll make a statement about his jersey number shortly, in one way or another.
“Manchester United supporters will want to get a Ronaldo shirt from the club shop. However, the figure has yet to be confirmed.”
If Ronaldo is permitted to take the No 7 again, Cavani might take the No 21, which he wears for Uruguay, as a result of Daniel James’ deadline-day move to Leeds United.
“I’m told today that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward played quite a large role in getting this deal over the line.”Brinkwire Summary News,” Sheth said of the deal.