Rumours over Cristiano Ronaldo potentially leaving Juventus have been rife in recent days, so much so that the player himself has come out to clarify the talk about his future.
The Portuguese international had been linked with a return to Real Madrid among other top European clubs, but the player himself has stated that his chapter with Los Blancos is in the past.
“Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work. 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,” he wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
Ronaldo then spoke specifically of the talk of him moving back to Real Madrid.
“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 and it’s also in the minds of every fan of the club,” he stated.
“And beyond what I achieved, I remember that in those nine years I had a relationship of deep affection and respect for the Merengues fans, 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.”