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Cristiano Ronaldo Bids Farewell to Juventus Ahead of Manchester United Transfer

By Amreen
Ronaldo bid adieu to Juve fans ahead of Man United transfer
Ronaldo bid adieu to Juve fans ahead of Man United transfer / Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media to post a heartfelt message to Juventus and their fans after it was announced he would be moving back to Manchester United this summer.

Ronaldo is set to return to Old Trafford in an initial £13m deal, with add-ons of up to £7m. The 36-year-old spent three seasons with Juventus, scoring 81 league goals, and leading the Bianconeri to five titles – two Serie A, as many Supercoppa Italiana, and a Coppa Italia.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is now set to retrace his footsteps back to Manchester and to where the journey to stardom began.

Ronaldo wrote on Instagram: “Today I depart from an amazing club, the biggest in Italy and surely one of the biggest in all of Europe. I gave my heart and soul for Juventus and I’ll always love the city of Turin until my final days. The “tifosi bianconeri” always respected me and I tried to thank that respect by fighting for them in every game, every season, every competition.

“In the end, we can all look back and realize that we achieved great things, not all that we wanted, but still, we wrote a pretty beautiful story together. I will always be one of you. You are now part of my history, as I feel that I’m part of yours. Italy, Juve, Turin, tifosi bianconeri, you’ll always be in my heart.”

Ronaldo failed to inspire the Serie A giants to their ultimate goal - winning the Champions League, but will be hoping to lead the Red Devils to silverware once again.