Juventus have confirmed that Manchester United will pay Cristiano Ronaldo’s €15m (£12.9m) transfer fee over a five-year period.
It means that the Portuguese international will only cost the Red Devils £2.58m per year, with an additional €8m (£6.87m) in potential bonuses based on performances.
Considering Juve spent €100m on Ronaldo just three years ago, it is a superb deal, even though the forward is now 36 years of age. Fans on Twitter are not quite sure how United managed to get the player so cheaply:
How’d we pull that off then ??
— David ?? (@DavidUtd_) August 31, 2021
— ^ (@MagicaIMason) August 31, 2021
— PointGod➐(CLAPPED AT 10K) (@Point_God_11_) August 31, 2021
Loooool we’re massive
— Cristiano_SZN (@Shoaib_267) August 31, 2021
We’re crazy man ?
— zayn bezos (@habideeeeeeen) August 31, 2021
Omw, mmm what a bargain
— R3D_D3VILS (@D3vilsR3d) August 31, 2021
I won’t lie, that’s me on @FootballManager when it comes to every transfer.
— Callum 6️⃣9️⃣/4️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ (@MrCallum011) August 31, 2021
Instalment FC ???
— Arkō (@iamajbee) August 31, 2021
That’s how to do business!!!
— Paul Mogbolu (@paulmogbolu) August 31, 2021
Of course, Ronaldo’s value will be dependent on what he does on the pitch but, despite the Portuguese star being near the end of his career, there is every indication that he will prove to be a worthwhile addition.
Last season for Juventus, Ronaldo scored 36 in all competitions. While he may not necessarily hit those heights in the Premier League, he will undoubtedly contribute a fair few goals.