Cristiano Ronaldo has finally ‘broken his silence’ by releasing a lengthy statement on social media regarding his future.
There have been rumours galore surrounding Ronaldo and a potential transfer this summer. The Juventus forward has been heavily linked with numerous clubs in recent months, including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
Real Madrid are another club that keep on being linked with a move for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. In fact, only this week did Spanish publicationEl Chiringuitoreport that Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti is very keen to reunite with Portugal’s leading goalscorer.
That rumour was quickly played down byAncelotti, who said there was “never” a plan to sign Ronaldo.
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It feels like a transfer rumour regarding the player and his future in Turin emerges every day.
Now, it has got to the point where the man himself has decided to speak out because he “can’t allow people to keep playing around with my name.”
In a lengthyInstagrampost, the 36-year-old speaks about his affinity with former club Real Madrid, as well as the constant rumours surrounding his future.
“Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work,” he says.
“Less talk and more action, this has been my guiding motto since the start of my career. However, in view of everything that’s been said and written recently, I have to set out my position.
“More than the disrespect for me as a man and as a player, the frivolous way that my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the clubs involved in these rumours, as well as to their players and staff.”
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He continued, saying: “My story at Real Madrid has been written. It’s been recorded. In words and numbers, in trophies and titles, in records and in headlines.
“It’s in the Museum at the Bernabeu Stadium and it’s also in the minds of every fan of the club. And beyond what I achieved, I remember that in those nine years I had a relationship of deep affection and respect for “merengue afición”, an affection and respect that I retain to this day, and that I will always cherish.
“I know that the true Real Madrid fans will continue to have me in their hearts, and I will have them in mine.
“As well as this most recent episode in Spain, there have been frequent news and stories associating me with a number of clubs in many different Leagues, with nobody ever being concerned about trying to find out the actual truth.
“I’m breaking my silence now to say that I can’t allow people to keep playing around with my name. I remain focused on my career and in my work, committed and prepared for all the challenges that I have to face. Everything else? Everything else is just talk.”
It was reported on Monday that Juventus are said to be keen on offloading the former Manchester United man in a desperate bid to get him off their wage bill.
Italian journalistPaulo Condoclaims the Serie A club and Ronaldo have been working to find a suitable move over the last few months.
“Outside the official narrative, which obeys an obvious etiquette, it is clear to everyone that Juventus and Ronaldo have been waiting for a buyer able to free them from their respective constraints,” Condo wrote in Italian publication La Repubblica.
“It follows that Juve scores more or less always the same goals, whoever their main striker is since they always choose them well.”
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