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Ronaldo completes medical ahead of Man United move

Ronaldo completes medical ahead of Man United move

REUNION. It has been more than a decade since Cristiano Ronaldo last played for Manchester United.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to reunite with Manchester United after saying he has no intention of staying at Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo completed a medical in Lisbon over the weekend ahead of his return to Manchester United and he has agreed on personal terms on a two-year contract with the Premier League club, Sky Sports reported on Monday, August 30.

United said last week it has agreed a deal to re-sign Ronaldo from Juventus after he told the Serie A club he had no intention of staying, but the transfer was still subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.

The clubs have yet to confirm the Portugal forward’s transfer. The Premier League’s summer transfer window closes on Tuesday.

Sky reported the fee agreed for the 36-year-old Portuguese was around 15 million euros ($17.70 million) plus a further eight million euros in add-ons.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was relishing Ronaldo’s return and said on Sunday that the announcement would be made once the paperwork was done.

With the league paused for the international break, Ronaldo is expected to play his first game when United hosts Newcastle United at Old Trafford on September 11.

Ronaldo won eight major trophies at United from 2003 to 2009 and the Ballon d’Or as the world’s best player in 2008, before sealing a then world record 80 million-pound ($110.1 million) move to Real Madrid. –

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