Last week, Manchester United nearly broke the internet when they announced the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the club. In fact, their official announcement saw the United website crash on two occasions.
Clearly, supporters are invested in Ronaldo’s homecoming and this was evident once again today when fans were queuing outside the Old Trafford megastore. Ronaldo looked to be dangerously close to joining Manchester City but United swooped in at the 11th hour to flex their muscles.
Journalist and transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has now provided an update on United’s agreement with Juventus, with details of their payment plan revealed.
Manchester United will pay €15m guaranteed to Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo signing… but in five years. €3m per year until 2026, five different installments. 🔴🇵🇹 #MUFC
€8m add ons are also included. €5m potentially easy to reach, €3m more complicated. #Ronaldo
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 6, 2021
Despite the relatively low fee, the Old Trafford club is able to amortize their payment over five years, which equates to around €3m per year until 2026 in five different installments.
Furthermore, the total fee of €15m could be increased by €8m if certain clauses are triggered. €5m in bonuses are believed to be ‘easy to reach’, whilst €3m are ‘more complicated’.
Previously, Manchester United have inserted ‘Ballon d’Or clauses’ in contracts, with similar agreements placed in contracts negotiated with Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes.