Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday hit out at endless speculation over his club future and potential transfer. Moreover, He said that the coverage has been disrespectful. Ronaldo has a year left in his Juventus contract. But speculation is rife that the Portugal star is looking for a move away from the Turin club.
Be it a return to boyhood club Sporting Lisbon, a move Ronaldo’s own mother suggested was a possibility. On the other hand, another shot at the English Premier League with Manchester United. However, the 36 year old has been subject to much transfer talk. This week, Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport reported Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has offered his star client to English champions Manchester City. While Spanish TV show El Chiringuito claimed a return to Real Madrid could happen.
There were reports that claimed that Ronaldo could unite with Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain. However, Ronaldo said he is always in focus of the job at hand and that “everything else is just talk”.
What Cristiano Ronaldo said through his Instagram post :
“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,” Ronaldo said in a sharply-worded Instagram post. 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,” he said.
“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,” Ronaldo said.
“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.
Despite umpteen rumours, Ronaldo is likely to stay at Juventus. Also he will help them launch a bid to reclaim the Serie A title. New coach Massimiliano Allegri, back at Juventus for a second spell in charge. Although, he has in fact called on Ronaldo to offer even more this season.