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Cristiano Ronaldo reacts to rumors about his immediate future

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Due to a high level of reports about his immediate future, Cristiano Ronaldo felt the need to react through a long Instagram message. 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has been talked about non-stop for the last month but yesterday’s information crossed the line for him. First, Corriere dello Sport reported that agent Jorge Mendes offered him to Manchester City. After that, the Spanish media reported that Carlo Ancelotti wanted him back at Real Madrid. We also reported multiple sources talking about a possible transfer to PSG if Kylian Mbappe left the club.

Ronaldo had enough and responded through his Instagram page with the following message: “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 rumors, as well as to their players and staff.” 

Ronaldo’s message to the Spanish media.

About the specific Real Madrid links, Ronaldo wrote: “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.”