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Football | Manchester United agree Ronaldo deal with Juventus
Manchester United have agreed a sensational deal with Juventus to bring club legend Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
The 36-year-old looks set to rejoin the Red Devils on a two-year deal from Juventus for a reported £12.87m plus a further £6.86m in add-ons, despite a move to Manchester City appearing imminent in the days leading up to the announcement.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner last played for United in 2009, after joining the Premier League club back in 2003, and scored 118 goals in 292 appearances in his first stint at the club.
Ronaldo won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the Champions League at Old Trafford before joining Real Madrid in a world-record deal.
Ronaldo, who is the all-time leading goalscorer in international football, becomes United's third major signing of the summer following the arrival of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Ronaldo's former Real Madrid teammate Raphael Varane from Los Blancos.
"Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical," a United statement read.
"Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester."
Premier League champions Man City had been offered the chance to sign Portugal international Ronaldo, but eventually pulled out of negotiations.