Soccer

Relaxed Ronaldo trains with Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially signed with Manchester United on a two-year contract and looks relaxed training with Portugal for the World Cup Qualifiers.

The transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United has finally been confirmed on this transfer deadline day. Juventus confirmed the transfer in a deal worth up to 23 million euros.

Ronaldo had made it clear to Juventus that he wanted to leave and it looked very much like the Portuguese legend would move to Manchester City. But in a turn of events, United swooped in and stole the deal right from under them to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford again.

Ronaldo, who is currently on international duty, training with Portugal for the World Cup Qualifiers, underwent the medical exams this weekend. Now, the deal is finalized for two years with the option to extend a third.

Juventus released a statement:

"Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with Manchester United FC Ltd for the definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Dos Santos Aveiro Cristiano Ronaldo has been reached for a consideration of € 15.0 million payable in five financial years, which might be increased, up to a maximum of €8.0 million, upon achievement of specific performance objectives over the duration of the employment contract with the player"

During the international break, Portugal will play Ireland, Qatar, and Azerbaijan. It's expected that Ronaldo will make his (second) debut for United at the game against Newcastle on September 11th, just after the international break.