Bayern Munich has confirmed its interest in signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bayern Munich has ruled out acquiring Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming that he does not fit their mentality.
Ronaldo, who returned to Old Trafford from Juventus over a year ago, wants to depart this summer in order to play in the Champions League. According to the Manchester Evening News, the Portuguese star wants to go because of the club’s poor start to the summer transfer season and is “upset” that the squad has been forced to accept a 25% pay cut.
United failed to qualify for the Champions League this season, finishing a poor sixth in the Premier League last season. This means they will instead compete in the Europa League.
The confirmation of Ronaldo’s wish to leave United, who has reaffirmed that he is not for sale, has fuelled much conjecture about his future and which clubs would be really able to sign him this summer. Among them are German giants Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga heavyweights regarded as one of the world’s most powerful teams capable of attracting big-name stars.
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn, on the other hand, has ruled out a move for the 37-year-old. But this hasn’t prevented him from bragging about his credentials.
“A transfer would not fit into our concept, as much as I admire Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest,” Kahn told Kicker.
Bayern Munich has already made significant investments in their roster this summer, bringing in Senegal international Sadio Mane from Liverpool and Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax. They have also recruited fellow Ajax star Noussair Mazraoui.
Chelsea is another team that has been widely connected with the possibility of signing Ronaldo. After allowing Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter Milan on loan, the Blues are expected to examine the option of adding a striker to their ranks this summer.