Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence on speculation that he could leave Juventus claiming his sole focus remains on performing on the pitch.
The Portuguese legend has just one season remaining on his contract with Juve and rumours have suggested he could leave during the current window.
Manchester City and Real Madrid have both been touted as potential destinations, with reports claiming super agent Jorge Mendes has ‘offered’ him to both clubs.
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However Ronaldo has hinted that there is no truth to such claims and that rumours have been “disrespectful” to the affected clubs.
In a lengthy statement posted on his Instagram account, Ronaldo moved to quash any suggestion of an imminent exit, while suggesting a Real Madrid return was not on the cards.
“Anyone who knows me is aware of how focused I am on my work,” the statement began. “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.
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“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.
He continued: “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.”
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