Manchester United created headlines when they announced that they had reached an agreement with Juventus for the signing of footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo just a couple of days before the summer transfer closed.
Ronaldo was heavily linked with Manchester City, but he eventually opted to return back to the club where he kickstarted his great footballing career. His good friend and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend, Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed the real reason why the 36-year-old opted to leave Italy.
"I wouldn't like to reveal our private chat. Well, he told me that he was bored in Italy and that he would like to move to England. I'm also not a fan of Italian football, [but with] the English Premier League I won't switch over. Any team there can put on a show," he told as quoted by Marca.
That Juventus allowed a player like Ronaldo leave did not come as a surprise considering that they were keen to get rid of his high wages, especially during this time where clubs are suffering financially due to the impact caused by COVID-19.
It was with United that Ronaldo established himself as a great player, scoring 118 goals in 292 appearances in his first spell with them, leading the club to three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the 2008 Champions League honour.