Cristiano Ronaldo posts cryptic message on Instagram; speculations arise
Highest-paid Juventus star, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, is under contract until June 2022, with speculation for weeks that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will try to push clubs forward ahead of the campaign 2021-2022.
Speculation over the future of football icon Cristiano Ronaldo, prompted by reports that the Juventus forward would like to leave the Turin-based club this summer, has now been fueled by a cryptic Instagram post he has published.
The legendary 36-year-old Portuguese striker posted a 373-word address to fans, praising the ‘ups and downs’ of any top player and reflecting on Juventus’ lackluster performance this season.
“This year we couldn’t win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for the well-deserved title. However, I must value everything that we have achieved this season at Juventus, both in collective and individual terms. The Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and the Serie A top scorer’s trophy fill me with happiness, mainly because of the difficulty they carry with them, in a country where nothing is easy to win Ronaldo wrote.
He went on to boast of having achieved the goal he set for himself when he arrived in Italy, “to win the championship, the Cup and the Super Cup, and also to be the best player and the top scorer in this. great football country filled with great players, giant clubs and a very clean football culture.
In signing the message, the former Sporting, who has played for Juventus since 2018, with 99 goals and 22 assists in 129 appearances for the Turin side, with whom he won four trophies, expressed his sincere gratitude to all.
“Thank you to everyone who took part in this trip! We are all fighting together! ”
Shocked fans flocked to comment that maybe it was, in fact, a farewell message.
One user accused Ronaldo of planning to jump off a “sinking ship”.
Ronaldo, whose contract expires in June 2022, has been linked with a possible exit from Turin. As Inter Milan ended Juventus’ Serie A dominance by winning their first title in 11 years, the striker’s frustrations have reportedly increased. The Italian side have managed to secure a Champions League berth for next season with a weekend win at a crucial end to the season with Bologna.
As Juve sealed a 4-1 victory, Napoli’s 1-1 draw against Hellas Verona saw the Turin club reach a Champions League spot with just one point.
Ronaldo, however, had not even been brought onto the pitch by Juve coach Andrea Pirlo.
The 36-year-old, dubbed one of the greatest players of all time, has been linked with a multitude of clubs in recent weeks, including a return to his childhood club Sporting. Previously, Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro reportedly said she would try to persuade her son to return to Lisbon, according to Record.
Another option for the athlete is to return to Old Trafford and relive his days at Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Manchester United in 2003 at the age of 18, and won the FA Cup in his first season. He went on to help Manchester United win three successive Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
After a stint with Spanish Real Madrid, the winner of five Ballon d’Or and four European Golden Boots, was signed by Juventus in 2018.
Among the speculations on the club which could land Cristiano Ronaldo, the French giants of Paris Saint-Germain have also been mentioned.
Rumors escalated after a video appeared to show Ronaldo’s seven cars removed from his Turin mansion earlier.
A group of men were seen removing vehicles from the property at 3 a.m. on May 17.