Manchester City has completed record signing of Cristiano Ronaldo for £120 million from Real Madrid. The signing is now the highest-priced transfer in the sport’s history beating Paul Pogba sensational return to Manchester United from Juventus for a reported £89 million earlier this month.
The Real Madrid and Portugal superstar who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time is reported to have signed the deal immediately after the award in Zurich, Switzerland.
Ronaldo, 31, claimed the prize ahead of his club team-mate Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.
The forward, who first won the award in 2014, scored the winning spot-kick as Madrid beat Atletico in the Champions League final on penalties in May, having already scored 16 goals in the competition, in just 12 games.
And Ronaldo then went on to help Portugal to their first international title with victory at the Euros, scoring three goals during the tournament.
Under his contract, Ronaldo will earn £350,000 per week and is expected to make his debut against in the first week of September. He is expected to be unveiled at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday before the premier league match against West Ham United.
This is the second Manchester City major signing from Spain after completing the signing of Claudio Bravo for a fee believed to be in the region of £17 million pounds.