Friday, 27 August 2021 18:36

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

File:Cristiano Ronaldo was integral to Manchester United’s success under Sir Alex: Getty Images.

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Juventus to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus will reportedly receive €15m (£12.8m) plus €8m (£6.8m) in add-ons for Ronaldo, who is set to sign a two-year contract with United after personal terms are finalised.

Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes said earlier in the day that a deal for the Portugal captain to return to Old Trafford was very close.

Confirming the news, an official United statement read: "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.

"Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester."

Manchester City were offered the chance to sign Ronaldo and considered making a move but pulled out of negotiations.

The 36-year-old's departure from Juventus was confirmed by boss Max Allegri on Friday, who revealed he was told by the player he had "no intention" of playing for the club again.

Ronaldo spent an hour and a half at Juventus' training ground on Friday morning to say goodbye to his team-mates and empty his locker in the changing room before boarding a private jet from Turin to Lisbon.

He was in the final year of his Juventus contract worth around £500,000 per week.

Ronaldo, who scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for United between 2003 and 2009, won multiple trophies including three Premier League titles and the Champions League under former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.