Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted that he could retire from football earlier than expected.
The former Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon star made this known in an interview with TV1.
Ronaldo was asked about retirement and the Juventus player said that he could retire next year and it is also a possibility that he could play into his 40s.
The 34-year-old still has three years left on the contract he signed last summer when he was unveiled as the new Juventus player.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed a four-year deal at Italian Serie A champions Juventus until the end of the 2021/22 season.
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He moved to Juventus from Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid for a fee believed to be around £100m.
Ronaldo is the most expensive signing in the history of the Italians.
He was the leading goalscorer for Juventus as they won their eighth straight league title.
The Portuguese national team skipper targeted the Champions League title at Juventus last season but he was powerless as Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam stunned the Italians in the quarterfinals.
The target for Ronaldo and co is to win the elusive Champions League title.
Italian champions Juventus are yet to win the trophy in 23 years (since 1996).