Amidst reports of a football transfer to Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo dispels transfer rumours that are surrounding him. While doing so, he said on his social media – ‘I can’t keep letting people mess with my name’.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus striker, issued a strong statement on Instagram. In it, he responded to ‘disrespectful’ reports linking him to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester City.
The Ballon d’Or winner has become a media pawn in a variety of transfer sagas.
Rumours around his Juventus future have cropped up as of a domino effect of big transfers this summer. After all, this summer transfer windows has seen the fates of Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappé, and Lionel Messi possibly change.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti stated on social media that he had no intention of signing Ronaldo this summer. He shut down gossip about Ronaldo joining his Real squad, despite their mutual admiration and respect.
And now, CR7 has responded in kind via a lengthy Instagram post.
Cristiano Ronaldo Dispels Transfer Rumours
Ronaldo’s extensive open letter to fans on Instagram 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 rumors, 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”, 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.”