Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has publicly dismissed ongoing speculation about his future following a claim in Spain that he could re-join former club Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has also been speculatively linked with Manchester United and Manchester City in recent days, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, which would mean a sensational union with Lionel Messi.
The rumours about a return to Real three years after he left the Bernabeu have already been publicly denied by Los Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti, who tweeted that he has ‘never considered’ an approach for the 36-year-old – despite claims to the contrary from El Chiringuito.
Ronaldo himself has now taken to social media to suggest that he has no intention of revisiting his Real story, declaring that is has already ‘been written’.
“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,” the five-time Ballon d’Or winner said.
“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.”