Official: Utd complete Ronaldo signing

English Premier League

Manchester United have officially completed the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.

Last week, the Red Devils confirmed that they had an agreement in place with the Serie A side, but now they have announced that the deal has been completed.  

The Portuguese forward will sign a a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance. The deal will reportedly be worth €15 million (R257 million), with potential add-ons, according to various sources.

 

Ronaldo revealed his joy via the club's official website after rejoining the Red Devils.  

"Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday," he said.

"I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again.  

"I'm looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead."

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also commented on the successful signing of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"You run out of words to describe Cristiano," he said.  

"He is not only a marvellous player, but also a great human being. To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level for such a long period requires a very special person.  

"I have no doubt that he will continue to impress us all and his experience will be so vital for the younger players in the squad.  

"Ronaldo's return demonstrates the unique appeal of this club and I am absolutely delighted he is coming home to where it all started."

Following his return to Manchester, Sky Sports have reported that the Red Devils are set to ask the Premier League for special dispensation to allow the ex-Real Madrid star to wear the club's iconic No. 7 shirt. 

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