Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed uncertainty over his future as a player, stating that his retirement could either come as soon as next year or when he's in his forties.
Ronaldo lifted a series of titles at Old Trafford, including three Premier League trophies and one Champions League trophy before making his way to Spain where he began a new chapter with Real Madrid.
The Portugal international boasts of being the Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorer, with a staggering 451 goals in his nine-year stint at the club.
The gifted forward signed for Juventus last summer and helped the Italian giants to an eighth consecutive Serie A title.
He netted 28 goals in 43 games in all competitions for the Old Lady and finished his domestic season as Serie A's Player of the Year.
When asked about his retirement in an interview with TVI, Ronaldo said he was uncertain when he will stop playing, but hinted that it may not be far away.
The 34-year-old said via Express Sport:
“I don't think about that. Maybe I can leave my career next year … but I can also play up to 40 or 41.”I don't know. What I always say is to enjoy the moment. The gift is excellent and I have to continue to enjoy it.”
Juventus will commence their new Serie A season with a game against Parma on Saturday. Fixtures against Fiorentina and Napoli are set to follow their opening game in the weeks to come.
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