FC Bayern Munich is once again associated with Cristiano Ronaldo. However, there is hardly anything to suggest that a transfer will even begin to become a reality.
Like the newspaper Manchester Evening News claims that Ronaldo’s advisor Jorge Mendes “has his fingers in the pie at Bayern regarding the possible departure of Robert Lewandowski”.
However, the sheet does not become more specific in the following. Lewandowski had informed the Bayern bosses through his advisor Pini Zahavi that he wanted to leave the club in the summer – despite the current contract until 2023.
“FC Bayern is history for Lewandowski,” Zahavi said. However, both sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and CEO Oliver Kahn have been publicly insisting on compliance with the contract for weeks.
Nevertheless, numerous rumors have been circulating since then about Poland’s potential successors, who could switch to the German record champions in the summer in the event of a departure. Sadio Mane from Liverpool FC in particular is said to have aroused Bayern’s interest – and is not averse to a transfer himself.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Bayern? “Total nonsense!”
In addition to Mane, the name Cristiano Ronaldo is now mentioned again in the Bayern environment – and not for the first time. Already in February the spread Sun the rumor that, in addition to PSG, Bayern should also have an eye on CR7. “Everyone at Bayern is laughing their heads off at the report, it’s total nonsense,” an insider said at the time SPOX and GOAL.
The rumor should be classified similarly this time. Ronaldo is now 37 years old and no longer investing in the future. But that is generally the orientation of the transfer strategy at FC Bayern. In addition, the overall package (transfer fee plus salary) would be far too expensive for those responsible for Kahn, who are always concerned about economic reason.
Statements by ex-CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who made it clear before the CR7 move to Turin in 2018, also fit in with this: “We would never pay so much money for a 33-year-old.” Last year he confirmed the tuttosport: “I can assure you that we have never had serious contact with his agent.”
Only the disastrous season of Manchester United with the unsatisfactory qualification for the Europa League speaks at least for a premature departure of the Portuguese superstar from the Red Devils, to which he only returned last summer. The 37-year-old’s contract with United runs until 2023. New Manchester coach Erik ten Hag recently made it clear that he plans to work with Ronaldo for the coming season.