*Already Out of Turin
It was thought to be a fait accompli-that Cristiano Ronaldo, was out of Juventus and on his way to Manchester City, twelve years after leaving club and city rival, Manchester United. But like the suspenseful drama it has turned out to be, yes he is leaving the Italian club but certainly not at the benefit of City. At least, confirmed reports say he is returning to his old Premiership love, Manchester United.
The drama began where Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus coach, gave the final affirmation that the Portuguese soccer star was done with the Italian club and wanted out, ASAP. Allegri, it was, who also gave a hint of how resolute the five time Ballon D’Or winner was at leaving Italy. According to him, the player had hinted he would not be available for the club’s next match with Empoli. However, he couldn’t confirm where CR7 was heading.
That’s no problem for now even though initial speculations about his final destination had his fans breathing hard, not sure where he would be heading in the Premiership without knowing exactly where. It became harder for them when speculations concluded the 36 year-old was on his way to the Etihad.
Expectedly, the news of his move to Manchester City, arguably the biggest rival of his last premiership club he featured, Manchester United, left sour and bitter taste in the mouths of many of his English fans. United fans were harder hit.
But that has changed as they now have reasons to aim for soccer stratosphere. Their beloved CR7 is returning home as confirmed by a club statement.
“Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.”
Ronaldo has already left Turin on a private jet after emptying his locker and and saying goodbye to his club mates. Certainly, he is on his way to Old Trafford, his home tuff at the theatre of dreams.