Cristiano Ronaldo has posted a farewell message to Juventus after the Serie A club agreed to sell him to Manchester United.
The 36-year-old is set for a sensational homecoming to the club he departed 12 years ago after United agreed a deal worth €15million, with a further €8million due in add-ons.
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United acted swiftly to gazump Manchester City and bring one of their greatest ever players back to the club. After six years at Real Madrid Ronaldo has spent the previous three years in Turin, scoring 101 goals in 134 games.
He won two Serie A titles with Juventus but never went beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League. They finished fourth in the league last season under Andrea Pirlo — despite Ronaldo finishing as top goalscorer in Serie A.
The five-times Ballon d’Or winner will now undergo a medical before signing his United contract and he could feature against Newcastle after the international break in two weeks.
With the clubs agreeing a deal Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to thank the Juventus fans for their support during his time at the club.
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“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,” he said.
“The “tiffosi bianconeri” 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 realize that we achieved great things, not all that we wanted, but still, we wrote a pretty beautiful story together.”
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