Crazybola.com – The departure of Daniel James from Manchester United to Leeds United will pave the way for Cristiano Ronaldo to finally acquire the iconic number he left at Old Trafford 12 years ago, No. 7.
According to a report by Mike McGrath of telegraph, Daniel James’ imminent move to Leeds United will pave the way for Cristiano Ronaldo to take back the No. 7 which has been firmly attached to its name.
Daniel James to Leeds from Manchester United, done deal now confirmed and here we go! The agreement has been completed for €28m with add ons. Personal terms agreed a few minutes ago too. ️ #MUFC #LUFC
Medical tomorrow morning, official announcement soon. https://t.co/5yDeUuXvJX pic.twitter.com/IE18u7zUz5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 30, 2021
Indeed, the Welsh winger, according to Fabrizio Romano, has even finalized his transfer deal to Elland Road and he is scheduled to undergo his medical on Tuesday morning for a reported transfer fee of IDR 474 billion.
French journalist Tanguy Le Seviller reports that the 21 jersey that will be vacated when Daniel James moves to Leeds United will be taken by Edinson Cavani, with the number actually not a foreign number to him.
The former Paris Saint-Germain bomber has worn the number 21 for most of his time with the Uruguay national team, having also worn the numbers 7, 9 and 11 for his country in the early stages of his career.
Tanguy Le Seviller added that El Matador will take the number 21 left by Daniel James at Manchester United, which will allow Cristiano Ronaldo to wear the number 7 he left 12 years ago when he moved to Real Madrid.
The departure of Daniel James to Leeds, the club who were so close to signing him six months before he joined Manchester United, really provides the perfect solution to the jersey dilemma for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Previously the Premier League’s official website surprisingly gave the number 7 to two Manchester United players, namely Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the league going to provide a special policy so that the winner of 5 Ballon d’Or can take the number that has been registered by the Uruguay striker.