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BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo returns to Man. United

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Manchester United agreed to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, the Premier League club announced on Friday, with the transfer subject to the agreement of personal terms, visa and a medical.

The Portugal forward is headed back to the club where he won eight major trophies from 2003 to 2009.

Financial details were not disclosed, but British and Italian media said United will buy Ronaldo for about U.S. $29.5 million on a two-year deal.

Ronaldo, signed by Juve three years ago for U.S. $117.9 million from Real Madrid in the hope of leading them to an elusive Champions League title, will leave the club with 101 goals, two league crowns and a Coppa Italia to his name.

The 36-year-old won the Ballon d’Or as the world’s best player in 2008 at United alongside his team accolades, before sealing a then world record U.S. $110.1 million move to Madrid.

After telling Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri on Thursday of his desire to leave Turin, widespread media reports claimed Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes agreed personal terms with Premier League champions Manchester City.

But after City were said to have a change of heart over the deal, rivals United got the transfer agreed.

(Reuters)

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