The Premier League had the busiest transfer window of all the leagues this season. While some high-profile transfers, such as Romelu Lukaku and Jack Grealish, were made, Cristiano Ronaldo was undoubtedly the most significant.
The Portuguese international, who began his career with Manchester United, has played for some of the world’s most prestigious clubs, including Real Madrid and Juventus. After a tumultuous period in which CR7 was linked with a move to Manchester City, the Red Devils finally made the move, bringing their prodigal son home.
Cristiano Ronaldo jersey sales set new highs
The news of Ronaldo’s signing to Manchester United drove the footballing world into a frenzy. While his squad number was still up in the air, fans hoped to see Ronaldo in the number 7 jersey again. They achieved their desire when Edinson Cavani relinquished his number 7 shirt for Ronaldo.
The public jersey auction began almost as soon as United unveiled Ronaldo’s number. Given CR7’s enormous popularity, the Cristiano shirts were all the rage, and there was a shortage of supply in some outlets within minutes.
United sold Ronaldo jerseys worth £32.5 million in the first 12 hours. United sold between 295,000 and 406,250 shirts at prices ranging from £80 to £110 to raise £32.5 million. This is an incredible quantity of jerseys sold in such a short period of time by the team.
Ronaldo’s amazing jersey sales have already surpassed other Premier League marquee additions like Jack Grealish in just 12 hours. It has now become the most popular jersey of the 2021-22 season.
There will be a flurry of chances for the 5-time Ballon D’or winner with world-class creators like Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba now supporting him. Manchester United now has a very talented group of players. The ‘Red Devils’ have a balanced side with the acquisitions of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane alongside Ronaldo.