Premier League champions Manchester City were rumoured to be the front runners to secure a move, with Pep Guardiola hinting talks were ongoing, but United edged out their rivals in a sensational 11th hour move.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2021
United have confirmed a deal has been agreed with Juventus over a deal with rumours claiming a €15m upfront fee has been negotiated with an extra €8m in add ons.
Manchester United will pay €15m with €8m in add-ons as fee to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo. Gonna be around €20m guaranteed to Juventus as some add-ons are ‘easy’. 🔴 #MUFC
Paul Pogba has NEVER been discussed as part of the negotiation with Juve. He’s staying.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2021
Ronaldo has also agreed personal terms over an Old Trafford comeback with a medical scheduled for this weekend in Lisbon.
The 36-year-old will now join up with Fernando Santos’ squad in the next 48 hours ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on September 1.