Cristiano Ronaldo has been out of the news for a while after making history at the just concluded European Championships. Several reports have linked the Portuguese superstar about exiting Juventus for another top European club this summer, Goal.
Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were understood to be interested in signing the 36-year-old who is still waxing strong in the final few years of his career.
On the other hand, Ronaldo’s biggest rival Lionel Messi made the headlines in the past week after ending his 21-year journey with Barcelona to join the French giants.
And recent reports have stated that Manchester City are willing to land Ronaldo for a cut-price of £25million this summer. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner seemed to have had enough of the gossips about his future as he made a long post in his Instagram handle.
“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.😉”