Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his medical ahead of sealing his whirlwind return to Manchester United.
The 36-year-old is set to leave Juventus in a deal worth close to £20m, with United fending off competition from cross-town rivals Manchester City to secure Ronaldo’s signature.
Sky Sports News state that, things have moved one step further as Ronaldo underwent a medical in Lisbon over the weekend and is now ready to officially put pen to paper on his two-year contract which will make him the highest-paid player in the history of the Premier League.
Ahead of Sunday’s 1-0 win over Wolves, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could not hide his excitement towards his imminent reunion with Ronaldo.
“Of course we’re excited by the whole story Cristiano has had at Manchester United,” he told Sky Sports. “Hopefully we can get the paperwork sorted and announce him very soon.
“He adds something completely different. It adds more confidence and belief to what we are doing and what we are building.
“We know he is a more experienced player than he was when he was here last time, he has evolved and had an unbelievable career. I’m sure he likes all the talk about ‘he’s too old. Make it personal and he will show what he can do.”