Cristiano Ronaldo, the most popular athlete in the world, is going through a unique state of affairs. Having openly desired to play in the Champions League, the Manchester United player essentially made a ‘come-buy-me-out’ plea to other clubs.
The news set many clubs like Chelsea, PSG, Bayern and others chasing for Ronaldo’s signature. His astronomical high fee along with his larger-than-life persona, however, forced most teams to pull their hands back and sign other players instead.
Recently Bayern Munich’s chief executive and formed legendary player Oliver Kahn has revealed the reason for the German club not going for Ronaldo. The former goalkeeper said that Ronaldo would not fit with Bayern Munich’s philosophy.
While introducing Matthijs de Ligt, Kahn was asked about Ronaldo to which he said, “We have been fast on the market this summer. It is very exciting. You are asking about Ronaldo right [laughs in denial]. The window is still open for some for time and we are in talks with several players and things can still happen.”
Kahn however in a much more serious manner explained the reason why Bayern did not sign the 37-year-old.
“As highly as I rate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest, a transfer wouldn’t be a fit with our philosophy. I love Cristiano Ronaldo and everyone knows how fantastic he is. But every club has a certain philosophy and I’m not sure if it would be the right thing for Bayern and the Bundesliga if we signed him now,” the Bayern Munich CEO said.
Options fading away quickly
Ronaldo has been left hanging in a difficult situation having openly desired to play in the Champions League. He would have to make do with playing at Manchester United as all the major clubs have already filled their attacking options. The Manchester United player’s options are fading away quickly.
Recently the star player has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, arch rivals of Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid.