Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United

The Portuguese star returns to the home of Old Trafford, where he won 8 important trophies between 2003-2009

Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Manchester United.

The English club said Friday that it had reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of the 36-year-old Portuguese striker, subject to a personal agreement, visa and medical examination.

Ronaldo, five-time world champion of the year, told Juventus on Thursday that he no longer wanted to play for the Italian club, coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

United did not disclose a transfer fee for Ronaldo, but it was estimated at 25 million euros ($29.5 million). He had another year on his contract with Juventus.

Ronaldo played for United from 2003-09 and became a star under then coach Alex Ferguson.

“E”Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester,” United said in a brief statement, ending a day of rapid developments.

It is the latest blockbuster move from the transfer window, with Lionel Messi – Ronaldo’s longtime rival – having joined Paris Saint-Germain after his Barcelona contract ended. PSG striker Kylian Mbappe is also the target of an offer worth around 160 million euros ($188 million) from Real Madrid.