Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence on ‘disrespectful’ transfer rumours amid Man Utd and Man City links – Manchester Evening News

Cristiano Ronaldo says he has been the subject of disrespectful transfer rumours linking him away from Juventus as he issued a strong statement to clarify his position.

Both Manchester United and Manchester City have been loosely linked with moves for Ronaldo, although neither club were ever likely to try and sign the 36-year-old.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had to publicly deny that his side were interested in re-signing Ronaldo on Tuesday, and the Portuguese forward later took to Instagram to set out his stance.

Referring to links with Real Madrid, as well as “a number of clubs in many different leagues”, Ronaldo sought to confirm that there is no truth in any recent speculation over his future.

He wrote: “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.”

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