Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus’ talisman, has spoken out about rumors tying him to a surprise return to Real Madrid.
For the most of his career, the 36-year-old has been the subject of conjecture about his future, with speculations linking him to transfers on a regular basis.
The most recent rumors surround Cristiano Ronaldo’s previous club Real Madrid, but the Portuguese forward turned to his personal Instagram page to dismiss any suggestions of a return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
He also took advantage of the occasion to reaffirm his loyalty to Juventus. Ronaldo penned:
“Anyone who knows me understands how dedicated I am to my work.” Since the beginning of my work, my guiding philosophy has been “less talk, more action.” However, in light of recent statements and writings, I feel compelled to state my opinion. More than disrespecting me as a man and a player, the frivolous way in which my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all of the clubs involved in the rumours, as well as their players and personnel.
My Real Madrid story has been written. It’s been documented. In numbers and words, trophies and titles, records and headlines. It’s on display in the Bernabeu Stadium Museum, and it’s on everyone’s mind who supports the team. True Real Madrid fans will always have a place in my heart, and I will always have a place in theirs. Apart from the most recent incident in Spain, there has been a steady stream of news and tales linking me to a variety of teams in a variety of leagues, with no one ever bothering to investigate the facts.
I’m breaking my quiet now to declare that I can’t let people mess with my name any longer. I remain committed and prepared for all of the problems that I will experience in my career and at work. What about the rest of it? Everything else is merely rhetoric.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s current contract with Juventus expires in less than a year, and speculation has been rife that he will leave the Bianconeri next summer.
Manchester United and Real Madrid, two of his former teams, are rumoured to be interested in signing the Madeira native, while Paris Saint-Germain has also been mentioned.
Cristiano Ronaldo rarely speaks openly about his future, so his doing so this time could indicate that a return to Spain is unlikely.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be focused on putting an end to Juventus’ European hoodoo.
Juventus is one of the most famous clubs in football, but the Turin giants have struggled on the continent over the past two and a half decades.
The Bianconeri haven’t won Europe’s top club trophy since 1997, losing four finals in the process.
It was for this reason that they signed Cristiano Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has a penchant for big-game performances in the competition.
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But the wait is still on three years later, with the Serie A heavyweights failing to even reach the Champions League semi-finals with their iconic number seven.
This season’s statement signings by major teams around Europe have revealed their goals, making the task even more tough for Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo.