The world of football could have never imagined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo being transferred in the same transfer window, yet the 2021 summer transfer window managed to surpass those expectations by heaps. Speaking of which, as the King has now officially returned back to his home at Old Trafford, his contract details have now been revealed by popular sports journalist Fabrizio Romano on the last day of the transfer window.
To those who are still unaware, Manchester United has confirmed paying €15m with €8m in add-ons as a fee to Italian giants, Juventus for the Portuguese talisman. Ronaldo would return to the Premier League after 12 years since leaving United for Spanish superpower Real Madrid. It was being reported earlier that the iconic number 7 striker had emptied his locker room and bid farewell to his teammates at Juventus on August 27, even before Manchester United made the official announcement of his signing.
Now talking about his contract details, Fabrizio Romano stated on his social media, “Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year”.
Moreover, according to Telegraph Sport, CR7 is all to become the highest earner in Premier League’s history after returning to Manchester United on a two-year contract. Given his potential and aura on the field, Ronaldo is reported to earn £560,000 per week. Apart from Cristiano, it is the French defender, Raphael Varane who is set to earn £400,000 per week according to multiple reports after joining Real Madrid in the same transfer window.
In a series of unpredictable events, it looked like the United legend was on his way to join the rivals Manchester City from Juventus, especially with the signing of England’s captain Harry Kane being unsuccessful. Yet it seems like United’s ‘eleventh-hour' bid to sign Ronaldo was fruitful to lure him back to the place where he earned all his worthy praise.
Having said that, Ronaldo will make his homecoming debut at Old Trafford against Newcastle United on September 11 when the Premier League re-commences after the international break.