Cristiano Ronaldo will not be returning to Manchester United as his career is set to end at Turin, his agent authoritatively explained on Thursday.
Jorge Mendes revealed Ronaldo will retire at Juventus and ruled out a Manchester United return after he agreed to join Juventus in a €100 million deal.
“I’m very happy for Cristiano,” he told Sport. “Juventus will be his last club and I’m glad he has made this decision. With this team he’ll close out his marvellous career.”
Mendes also praised the Juventus board for making the deal happen, adding: “I thank [Juventus president] Andrea Agnelli in particular for his determination and his willingness to negotiate with Real Madrid.
“And I also thank [Juventus general manager] Beppe Marotta for his professionalism.”
Ronaldo will officially be presented as a Juventus player on Monday after he completes his medical. At €100m (£88.3m), he will become the club’s record signing.