Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has bidded his Juventus teammates goodbye ahead his reported move to English Premier League side Mancehster City, the Mirror UK reports.
Ronaldo, 36, who has been in talks with Manchester City over his transfer, “was reportedly at the Serie A giant’s facilities for just 40 minutes this Friday and opted against training.”
“He is determined to complete a transfer away from Juventus after agreeing on personal terms with Manchester City,” the news outlet reported.
The return of Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, to EPL will worsen the rivalry between the two Manchester clubs.
The former Manchester United star returns to England in a move that is sure to draw flak from the Red Devils fans who would be disenchanted that he is joining their city rivals.
Ronaldo enjoyed great success during his six years stay at United under legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, winning his first Ballon d’Or before leaving for Spanish giant Real Madrid in 2009.