The news that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to a return to Manchester United has Juventus fans a bit shocked but also relieved. It is the end of a saga that saw the 36-year-old Portuguese superstar put in question whether he would return to Juventus this season or not.
Speculation was still boiling as Cristiano Ronaldo made a substitute appearance in Juventus first game this season, a 2–2 tie against Udinese. It was an indication that he could still leave the club before the transfer window closed. He did, on Friday August 27th, 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo officially rejoined Manchester United.
In his three seasons Cristiano Ronaldo scored goals at will for Juventus, netting 81 goals in 98 Serie A appearances, in total Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 134 games across all competitions. Ronaldo also won 5 titles with the Italian Old Lady, so how much did Juventus pay for Cristiano Ronaldo? We have the answer.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo was sold from Real Madrid to Juventus on July 10th, 2018, for a record €100 million transfer. Citing a desire to have a new challenge, Ronaldo became the highest paid transfer fee for a player over 30 years of age and the highest transfer ever paid by an Italian Serie A club.
Ronaldo eventually stated he left Real Madrid due to a “lack of support” shown by club president Florentino Pérez. At Juventus Ronaldo was played in a forward position and reduced his running considerably, still CR7 was and is in phenomenal shape. At Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo won the Serie A twice, 2018–19, 2019–20, Coppa Italia: 2020–21, and the Supercoppa Italiana twice: 2018, 2020.