Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has raised doubts about his future at the Old Lady with a cryptic Instagram message
Ronaldo set another career milestone over the weekend after becoming the first player to claim the highest scorer’s gong in three of Europe’s top five leagues – Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A.
With one year left on his Juventus contract, speculations had been pointing at him leaving the Italian giants if they missed out on a top-four finish for the Champions League spot.
The Portuguese took to his Instagram handle on Monday writing “The life and career of any top player are made of ups and downs. Year after year, we face fantastic teams, with extraordinary players and ambitious goals, so we always have to give our best to keep ourselves at excellence levels.”
Despite not featuring in Juventus last game of the season, which was a must-win, the 36-year-old emerged Serie A top scorer of the season with 29 goals, five more than closest rival Romelu Lukaku.
“With these achievements, I reached a goal that I had set myself since the first day I arrived in Italy: to win the Championship, the Cup, and the Super Cup, and also to be Best Player and Top Scorer in this great football country filled with tremendous players, giant clubs and very own football culture,” he said.
So, I’m very proud with this fact that has been widely replicated in recent days: Champion in England, Spain and Italy; Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Super Cup winner in England, Spain and Italy; Best Player in England, Spain and Italy; Best Scorer in England, Spain and Italy; Over 100 goals for a club in England, Spain and Italy. Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that I’ve left my mark in the countries where I’ve played, and that I gave joy to the fans of the clubs I represented. This is what I work for, this is what moves me and this is what I’ll always keep chasing for until the last day.
“I’ve already said that I don’t chase records, records chase me. For those who don’t understand what I mean by this, it’s very simple: football is a collective game, but it is through individual overcoming that we help our teams achieve their goals.”
“Thanks to everyone who took part in this journey! We stand together.”
Ronaldo is expected to engage in talks with the Juventus owners over his future in coming days.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s will certainly not be short of suitors if talks with the Juve hierarchy ends badly.