Manchester United are set to receive a windfall from the move of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus, even though it has been more than a decade since he left the club.
That is according to Juventus’ accounts which reveal that a payment to United is due, although the circumstances have not been explained. However, it is presumed that when he left United for Real in the summer of 2009 for what was then a world record deal at the time, the Premier League club were astute enough to insert a sell-on clause in the deal with the Spanish club.
United look set to benefit from around £2 million from the transfer of the Portuguese international to the Serie A side, in addition to the £80 million that they pocketed at the time of his original transfer.
Given that they paid Sporting Lisbon just £12 million for him in 2003, they have turned quite a tidy profit on him.
Tags: Manchester United, MUFC, Premier League, Juventus, Serie A, Real Madrid, La Liga
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Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.