Cristiano Ronaldo issues cryptic 373-word statement after Juventus' failed Serie A bid as fans fear he could now QUIT

CRISTIANO RONALDO has posted a lengthy cryptic message which has fans believing he is quitting Juventus.

The Portuguese superstar added the 34th club trophy to his collection this season after winning the Coppa Italia.

Ronaldo, 36, also became the first player to win the Golden Boot in the Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A.

He bagged 29 goals last season in a largely disappointing season for the Old Lady after they surrendered their nine-year title reign.

Juventus' financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised doubts over whether they can afford to keep Ronaldo beyond the season.

Ronaldo earns a staggering £540,000-a-week and still has a year left on his contract.

His future was further plunged into doubt in Juventus' last game of the season when Andrea Pirlo left him on the bench for their must-win clash.

And now Ronaldo has put further fuel on the fire by posting a message to supporters reflecting on his career.

It read: "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.

"This year we couldn’t win Serie A, congratulations to Inter for the well deserved title. However, I have to value everything that we achieved this season at Juventus, both in collective and individual terms.

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"The Italian Super Cup, the Italian Cup and the Serie A Top Scorer trophy fill me with happiness, mainly due to the difficulty they carry with them, in a country where nothing is easy to win.

"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 a very own football culture.

"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.

"It is always looking for more and more on the field, working more and more off the field, that records eventually emerge and collective titles become inevitable, some being the natural consequence of the other.

"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.

"Thanks to everyone who took part in this journey! We stand together!"

It has left fans guessing on his next move and most seem to believe he is preparing to quit Juventus.

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)

One commented: "Looks like he is leaving."

Another added: "It does read like a goodbye… whatever the future holds, he has cemented his legacy as a Juventus legend."

A third wrote: "Is it just me or does that sound like a goodbye message to Juventus fans?"

Another fan wrote: "He’s deffo leaving Juve! “Thanks for taking part in the journey”

A sensational return to Manchester United has been mooted with reports the club are closely monitoring his availability.

Solskjaer remains in touch with his former United team-mate and even used him to provide a character reference for Bruno Fernandes before signing him last year.

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