Italian newspaper Tuttosport have reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is close to completing a shock £88m move to Juventus.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s agent Jorge Mendes will reportedly meet with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this week to finalise the deal that would see Ronaldo end his nine year stay in the Spanish capital.
The Portuguese striker turned 33 in February this year but he has shown no sign of slowing down and has been in possibly the best form of his career recently.
Ronaldo joined Madrid from Manchester United in the summer of 2009 for over £80m after becoming a club legend at Old Trafford, where he won three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a Champions League title among other trophies.
He has since gone on to win a host of other personal and team titles at Madrid and United fans are urging the club to try and hijack the Juventus deal and bring him back to Old Trafford. Check out some of their best reactions below.
Any Red who'd turn down the opportunity of Cristiano Ronaldo pulling on the Manchester United shirt for 2 years again is kidding himself or herself. It would be INCREDIBLE to see him wear the #MUFC shirt again. The whole place would be buzzing.
— Joe Sillett (@JoeSillett) July 8, 2018
Honestly I for once feel 30% afraid that Juventus can take Ronaldo away…
ED WOODWARD Whip the Wand! bring him back… You can't sit like this…#MUFC
— RL_9🇮🇳 (@DevilRom) July 4, 2018
Ronaldo rumours gaining more and more heat by the second. Still can’t believe this is an actual possibility that he goes to Juventus. If United don’t act on it, you’d have to think there’s something else in the pipeline for us. Hard to think why we wouldn’t. #MUFC
— MUFC_Source_ (@MUFC_Source_) July 5, 2018
If Juventus are signing Ronaldo for £88m I will be extremely disappointed that we weren't all over this. Easily another 3/4 good seasons in him. #mufc
— United Report (@ManUtdReports_) July 5, 2018
José Mourinho: "Everyone knows Cristiano Ronaldo's history at Manchester, the passion the fans have for him, and that there are players in the world who, if clubs have the possibility of signing, will not say no."
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@CristianoMUFC) July 9, 2018
So we're are we at with this @Cristiano transfer talk ? Juventus ahead of Man Utd ? We would love him back but I don't think The Glum One (Jose) could live with not being seen as the star of the team. What do you think ? #MUFC #Ronaldo
— Eamonn Holmes OBE (@EamonnHolmes) July 8, 2018
Some #mufc supporters don't seem to amaze me…
They want a world class center back, but they also want Lindelof to partner Bailly. They want José to bring Ronaldo back, yet, they're clamouring for Martial and Rashford to start games.
Make up your mind mates.
— Mudiaga (@Mudi_Mats) July 9, 2018