How much did Manchester United pay to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo?
With seven goals in 10 games, Cristiano Ronaldo is vindicating Manchester United’s decision to re-sign the legendary forward from Juventus this summer.
United paid an initial 15m euros (£12.85m) to sign the 36-year-old from the Italian giants, 12 years after he left the club to join Real Madrid (BBC Sport reported).
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner signed a two-year contract, with the option to extend for another year.
Ronaldo’s return could also potentially cost the club a possible 8m euros (£6.85m) in add-ons.
If United end up paying all the add-ons, Ronaldo is still likely to be worth every single penny.
Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to bring goals
Our number seven heads back to Italy for the Champions League clash against Atalanta tonight, where he is looking to make it four goals in four games, in the competition he has made his own.
Being a five-time Champions League winner and the competitions all-time top goalscorer (138), number of assists (42) and most matches played (183), Ronaldo has dominated the biggest club tournament in the world.
Although he currently trails Mohamed Salah (10), the Premier League’s top goalscorer by six goals, Ronaldo will fancy his chances of finishing the season at the top for the second time in his career.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to switch to a 3-5-2 formation against Tottenham meant that Ronaldo started a match for the first time alongside Edinson Cavani.
The world class forwards linked up to devastating at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and their clinical finishing proved to be the end of Nuno Espirito Santo’s tenure in North London.
Our number seven could line-up alongside the Uruguayan in the 3-5-2 system, in some of our biggest games, including the clashes against La Dea and Manchester City this week.
Victory against Gian Piero Gasperini’s side would put United in control of Group F with two games to play and you wouldn’t bet against Ronaldo being the matchwinner on his return to Italy.
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