Morais Leitão advises Gestifute on the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo
Morais Leitão has counselled Gestifute on the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United for a disclosed fee of €15 million, which could increase by €8 million depending on performance bonuses
The new contract of the Portuguese international is valid for two years, with an option for an additional year. Ronaldo’s sporting rights were transferred for a disclosed fee of €15 million, which could increase by €8 million depending on performance bonuses being achieved.
Cristiano Ronaldo said: “Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday. I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Manchester United, said: “You run out of words to describe Cristiano. He is not only a marvellous player but also a great human being. To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level for such a long period requires a very special person. I have no doubt that he will continue to impress us all and his experience will be so vital for the younger players in the squad. Ronaldo’s return demonstrates the unique appeal of this club, and I am absolutely delighted he is coming home to where it all started.”
Gestifute is a company led by the agent Jorge Mendes (pictured centre). Paulo Rendeiro (pictured first right), partner and head of Morais Leitão’s Sports Law team, advised Gestifute on the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo (pictured first left) to Manchester United.