Sky Sport’s Transfer Show program chose Ronaldo to MU as the best deal in the history of the Premier League ever. Ronaldo joined MU ranked first in the Top 20 most successful transfers in Premier League history as voted by Sky Sport’s Transfer Show program.
Ronaldo came to MU from Sporting Lisbon for 12 million pounds in the summer of 2003. He has 6 years with MU and achieved a total of 9 titles, including 3 Premier League titles and 1 Champions League championship.
Ronaldo’s joining MU is the most successful deal in the Premier League history
To receive this honor, Ronaldo overcame a series of famous players such as Eric Cantona, Thierry Henry, Frank Lampard… MU has a total of 4 deals in the Top 20 most successful deals in the history of the Premier League, namely Ronaldo, Cantona, Roy Keane, and Wayne Rooney.
Arsenal also has four deals in the Top 20: Thierry Henry, Sol Campbell, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira. In particular, Henry is rated as successful only by Ronaldo. The French striker arrived at Arsenal from Juventus in the summer of 1999 for 11 million euros. In eight seasons with the Gunners, Henry won two Premier League titles and broke the club’s scoring record.
Henry to Arsenal is the second most successful deal in the Premier League history
Meanwhile, Chelsea has five deals in the Top 20 including Lampard, Drogba, Zola, Hazard, and Petr Cech. Man City has 3 deals Kompany, David Silva, and Sergio Aguero. Liverpool has two deals including Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk.
Besides, Petr Cech is the only goalkeeper in the Top 20. However, the results of the Transfer Show’s vote were also highly controversial in the absence of some very successful stars in Premier League history such as Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic.