Renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano has stated that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday agreed to join Manchester City in a two-year deal from Juventus.
Naija News reports that Romano made this known in Thursday.
“Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City, HERE WE GO! Paperworks signed tonight between Juventus and City. €25m final fee, contract also signed until June 2023,” Romano said in a tweet.
“Cristiano will undergo his medical in Manchester on Friday morning in order to complete the deal.”
SkySport, through its Italian reporter Di Marzio, stated that a deal has not been agreed yet.
However, he disclosed that Ronaldo has told Juventus management that he doesn’t want to play for the Italian club anymore.
It was gathered that Juventus are now preparing themselves for a bid from Manchester City.
Recall that Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri had a few days back dismissed report of Ronaldo’s possible move as gossips, asserting that the talisman would remain with the Old Ladies.
The return of Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, to EPL will worsen the rivalry between the two Manchester clubs.
The former Manchester United returns to England in a move that is sure to draw flak from the Red Devils fans who would be disenchanted that he is joining their city rivals.