October 07, 2022

Bayern Munich Decided Against Signing Ronaldo

There’s no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest football players of all time, but even his superstar status was not enough to get FC Bayern Munich to sign him.

In a recent interview with a German soccer outlet, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn confirmed that the club held discussions in summer over bringing the 37-year-old Manchester United forward to the Bundesliga side.

“We talked briefly about Cristiano at Bayern and probably also at Dortmund,” Kahn explained. “We also see the big picture in the Bundesliga and an important factor in drawing attention to the league is of course superstars like him.”

However, they ultimately decided against signing him: “He is one of the greatest of the last decade, but we quickly wrote him off.”

This is most likely frustrating for Ronaldo, who has been excluded from the starting line-ups of United’s five last English Premier League matches and has reportedly fallen down the pecking order while coach Erik ten Hag is in charge.

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