Man United have beginning planning for a Cristiano Ronaldo medical.
Out of absolutely nowhere, Manchester United confirmed a move to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo was in the works. The club’s greatest ever player over the last two decades is coming home.
As you’d expect, the Old Trafford club will have to work quickly on this one with Tuesday’s transfer deadline looming large. Well, thanks to the Manchester Evening News, we’ve now been given some initial medical plans.
Apparently, Ronaldo will undergo those tests in his place of residence, Lisbon. Furthermore, United are in the process of finalising a two-year agreement with the 36-year-old, who is set to stay until the summer of 2023.
In terms of timeframe, there’s every chance that medical could take place today as United look to work quickly to get this deal pushed through before Tuesday. Obviously, that’s just our speculation at this point, with the tests likely to happen on Monday at the very latest.
Honestly, I’m still pinching myself at this deal. It went from Ronaldo looking dead-set to join City, to moving to the Theatre of Dreams shortly thereafter. I just can’t believe he’s coming home.
Then it comes down to what shirt number will Ronaldo wear? Edinson Cavani has the number seven and that can’t change unless El Matador leaves. It does look as though we won’t be seeing ‘CR7’ this season, maybe a return to his old Sporting Lisbon number of 28?
Either way, this move should all be official and confirmed within the next 48 hours or so, which is supremely exciting. A potential debut is being talked up for Newcastle at home just after the international break. No doubt Old Trafford will be bouncing!
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