ROME, Italy (AFP) — Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday blasted reports that he was trying for a return to Real Madrid, hours after coach Carlo Ancelotti also said he was not going to take the Juventus forward back to Spain.
In an Instagram post, Ronaldo said that his “story at Real Madrid has been written,” although he did not explicitly say that he was not looking for a way out of Juve.
He said that such talk was “disrespectful” to both him and “to all the clubs involved in these rumors, as well as to their players and staff.”
“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,” Ronaldo added.
“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.”