On this 38th birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo was able to read in the pages of Bild why Bayern closed the door to him this winter.
Cristiano Ronaldo is 38 years old. The Portuguese star celebrated his birthday on Sunday, two days after opening his goal counter with Saudi club Al-Nassr. After the World Cup in Qatar, CR7 took the Middle Eastern step, leaving Manchester United angry despite an enthusiastic reunion 18 months earlier.
It is true that European options were rare for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who would have gladly returned to Real Madrid. Chelsea have not confirmed their summer interest, nor have Napoli or Sporting, their home club in Lisbon. A time mentioned, Bayern either did not follow up. A firm posture of the Bavarian giant explained this Sunday by the Munich sports director, Hasan Salihamidzic, in the columns of Bild.
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” We discussed Ronaldoconfirms the former Bosnian midfielder of Rekordmeister. But I clearly told Jorge Mendes (Ronaldo’s ex-agent, editor’s note) that was not feasible for us. The overall package does not suit Bayern, neither financially nor sportingly. It doesn’t fit our philosophy either. An unflattering analysis for the former goleador.
And Salihamidzic to develop his point about Bayern’s transfer policy. Economically in particular. ” Even if we sometimes have the possibility of bringing in a high-level player, we must know how to finance the operation. “, he breathes. The latest craze from Munich’s flagship club is called Joao Cancelo. Certainly on loan from Manchester City, he will definitely be Bavarian next summer against 70 million euros.