Cristiano Ronaldo has been one of the stars of the summer transfer window, with the biggest attention given to which club he was set to join.
At one point it looked like the Portugal international was nailed on to sign for Manchester City, with fans of the club even celebrating and bragging about the impending arrival, and then within 24 hours the situation had changed entirely.
Ronaldo is now back at Old Trafford and preparing for his second debut for Manchester United, which will almost certainly happen in the match against Newcastle United on Saturday.
Not quite as much attention has been given to Ronaldo’s exit from Juventus, with it not as dramatic as how Lionel Messi left Barcelona. In recent days, officials from the Turin club have come out to make it completely clear the player was determined to leave, and that his desire for a transfer meant there was no other option.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri spoke about the move on Friday, and is quoted by Leggo as saying: “He didn’t want to play for Juventus and he found a solution at Manchester United. It would have been his last year anyway, we anticipated his farewell. Cristiano has had a wonderful three years, we wish him the best.”
Why Ronaldo had that big desire to leave is likely something which will be reported on by the Italian media in the coming months.