Cristiano Ronaldo will not join Bayern Munich, according to the German champions’ CEO Oliver Kahn, after his contract with Manchester United was terminated last week.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, made several clubs to gain interest in signing him during the summer transfer window, and Kahn said that a potential transfer for the 37-year-old had been considered internally.
Oliver Kahn said “I can rule out a move for Ronaldo. We’ve considered it, we all love Ronaldo but strategy is different”. Hence, the German giants have decided against striking a deal with the Portuguese star.
Following his departure from Old Trafford, the Bundesliga’s top team has been mentioned as a possible destination for Ronaldo, but Kahn believes that the club’s position has not altered.
According to Kahn, “We have previously dealt with this. We have a definite philosophy and idea of how our squad should be assembled.”
“We all appreciate him, there’s no discussion.”
“We all love Cristiano Ronaldo, but that’s something that doesn’t fit into our idea.”
Following several divisive remarks in a TV interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United was terminated last week.
The forward and United’s chiefs had tense relationship which was deteriorated as a result of the action taken by the club after the interview he had with Morgan.
Ronaldo said throughout the summer that the club’s failure to make the Champions League was a major factor in his desire to leave Old Trafford.
According to reports, Ronaldo’s Premier League rivals Chelsea have lost interest in signing him, despite the fact that Todd Boehly, the club’s new owner, had earlier expressed a desire to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.
Al Nassr, a powerful team in Saudi Arabia, apparently wanted to sign the legendary forward.
Decisions about Ronaldo’s future are not anticipated until after the World Cup in Qatar.
After celebrating his goal against Uruguay on Monday, Ronaldo briefly appeared to surpass national team hero Eusebio as Portugal’s all-time record World Cup scorer.
Ronaldo’s old Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes was given the goal instead since it was determined that he did not connect with the cross for Portugal’s first goal in their 2-0 victory.
Regarding the club’s long-term interest in England captain Harry Kane, Bayern boss Kahn was also questioned.
Kane now has a deal with Tottenham that runs until 2024, and he is currently two goals behind Wayne Rooney’s record for England.
‘Of course he’s a very good player, but there are also many other very good players,’ Kahn said. ‘I’ve read that everywhere, Oliver Kahn and Harry Kane.’
‘We deal with many, many players, and it is not okay to talk about players who are signed to other clubs. We have a very good squad that is doing an excellent job at the moment.’
Bayern now leads the Bundesliga standings by four points after Julian Nagelsmann’s team won 10 of their previous 15 league games before the World Cup break.
The Champions League’s last 16 matches will be decided in February, and the German champions will play a thrilling match against Paris Saint-Germain.
What Next For Cristiano Ronaldo?
Following the disclosure of an offer for Ronaldo to earn £1.2 million per week, Saudi Arabia clubs are the front-runners to sign him.
Although the 2022 World Cup is currently in the spotlight, talks may still continue during the winter as the competition concludes on December 16.
Sporting Lisbon, where Ronaldo began his career, was eager to re-sign their star player during the summer transfer window, but they were unable to come to an agreement. It is most likely that this was due to financial constraints.
The January transfer window, which opens soon after the 2022 World Cup, may bring an end to Ronaldo’s transfer saga. Then, the world would see if Ronaldo will return to Portugal, the country where his illustrious football career began more than 20 years ago.
However, the forward from Portugal is now 5/1 to sign with any Portuguese team and 4/1 to play in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.