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Juventus Sold Short After Cristiano Ronaldo Broke Agreement With Club

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Juventus Sold Short After Cristiano Ronaldo Broke Agreement With Club

Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Manchester United was one of the stories of the summer alongside Lionel Messi's departure from FC Barcelona.

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However, a new report has revealed that the Portuguese superstar, as well as his agent Jorge Mendes, had to violate an agreement with Juventus in order to seal the blockbuster move.

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The agreement would have given The Old Lady more time to try and find an adequate replacement before the summer transfer window ended.

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As it transpired, Ronaldo didn't join Manchester United until the 31st of August, violating the player's previous agreement with the club.

As Cadena Ser reports, the situation was worsened by a lack of communication, as Juventus assumed that Ronaldo would be staying in Italy once the August 15th deadline had passed.

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The 36-year-old's late move to United left Juventus without their top goalscorer heading into the new season - who also happened to be the top scorer in Serie A overall last year.

The report additionally attempts to shed some light on the frenetic nature of Ronaldo's late move. It claims that the forward was being offered to half of Europe by agent Mendes, after he made it clear that he no longer wanted to play for Juventus.

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Atletico Madrid were reportedly a viable option, but after a move to the Spanish capital failed to materialise, Ronaldo was Manchester bound.

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However, it was still unclear as to which part of Manchester Ronaldo would end up in.

Man City were linked for several days in August, but after the club's hierarchy pulled the plug on a possible transfer, an Old Trafford homecoming was all but inevitable.

Since signing for the Red Devils, Ronaldo has scored four goals in three appearances for the Premier League club - much to the consternation of the Juventus board.

Topics: Manchester United, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo

Tom Fenton
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