Cristiano Ronaldo bites back on ‘disrespectful’ Real Madrid transfer rumours in statement

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Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence amid reports he could be in line for a shock return to Real Madrid. Spanish TV show El Chiringuito claimed last night that a potential reunion was on the cards this summer three years after CR7 left Real Madrid to join Juventus for £99.2million.

Ronaldo has already etched his name into the history books at the Santiago Bernabeu, where he will forever be considered one of the best players in the club’s illustrious history.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has been forced to come out and deny the rumours of Ronaldo’s return to Madrid, tweeting: “Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend and he has all my love and respect. I have never considered signing him. We look forward. #HalaMadrid.”

The speculation has now prompted Ronaldo to issue a statement on his social media channels, in which he makes it clear his work at the Real Madrid is done…

It read: “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.

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“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.”

The 36-year-old has one year left on his current contract in Turin and is not expected to renew with Juventus next summer.

Despite that, Juventus chief Pavel Nedved has repeatedly denied suggestion the club are looking to offload his reported £26.4m yearly wage.

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