Cristiano Ronaldo has condemned reports linking him with a return to Real Madrid and stories concerning his future. With ten months left in Ronaldo’s contract with Juventus, several reports have linked him with a return to Real, stating that Carlo Ancelotti wants his former player back at the club.
Despite Ancelotti coming out to debunk the rumours, the stories have continued to fly in the media, forcing the Portuguese national team captain to break his silence on the issue.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Ronaldo described the rumours as “disrespectful to all the clubs involved.” There were also reports that said Ronaldo’s agent, Jorges Mendes, has offered him to English Premier League champions, Manchester City, for just 25 million Euros, stories the former Manchester United star is not happy about. Ronaldo declared: “My story at Real Madrid has been written,’’ a statement that will surely bring an end to the media reports.
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“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.
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.
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.”