Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United, posts emotional message for Juventus: I will always be one of you

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Cristiano Ronaldo penned an emotional message for his fans after signing with Manchester United on a two-year deal after spending 3 seasons at Juventus.

Cristiano Ronaldo won two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia during his 3 seasons at Juventus (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ronaldo signed a 2-year deal with Manchester United on Friday
  • The Portugal captain is headed back to the club where he won eight major trophies from 2003-2009
  • Ronaldo, signed by Juve in 2018 for 100 million euros, will leave the club with 101 goals

Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo left an emotional message for Juventus fans as he re-signed with Manchester United in a blockbuster deal on Friday. Ronaldo will be returning to Old Trafford after signing a two-year deal worth 25 million euros.

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

“Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I’ll always love the city of Turin until my final days.

“The “tiffosi bianconeri” always respected me and I tried to thank that respect by fighting for them in every game, every season, every competition. In the end, we can all look back and realize that we achieved great things, not all that we wanted, but still, we wrote a pretty beautiful story together.

“I will always be one of you. You are now part of my history, as I feel that I’m part of yours. Italy, Juve, Turin, tiffosi bianconeri, you’ll always be in my heart,” Ronaldo posted on social media.

Ronaldo, signed by Juve in 2018 for 100 million euros ($117.90 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 80 million pounds 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, had agreed personal terms with Premier League champions Manchester City.

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

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