Madrid completes signing of Ronaldo from United

Updated: 27 June 2009 16:23 IST

Real Madrid has completed the record transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.

Madrid:

Real Madrid has completed the record transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United.

The 24-year-old Portugal winger will be a Madrid player from July 1 after agreeing to a six-season deal. The move is worth a record 80 million pounds (euro94 million; $131 million).

"Real Madrid and Manchester United finalized the agreement for his transfer on Friday evening," Man United said on its Web site.

Terms of Ronaldo's contract were not disclosed, but Spanish reports put the figure as high as euro13 million ($18 million) per season with the player expected to split his image rights with Madrid.

The Spanish club is also considering offering him a bodyguard as part of the deal.

"The club is going to give him protection, so he can work in peace," director general Jorge Valdano told sports daily Marca. "If Ronaldo asks for extra protection because he feels excessively harrassed, we'll give it to him."

Madrid said on its Web site that FIFA's world player of the year will be presented at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on July 6.

Madrid has also spent a reported euro65 million ($92 million) to sign midfielder Kaka from AC Milan and euro15 million ($21 million) on defender Raul Albiol from Valencia since Florentino Perez returned as president in June.

Topics : Football Bayern Munchen
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