Bayern rule out a move for wantaway Ronaldo

Bayern Munich have ruled out a move for unsettled Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United this summer should a suitable offer arrive, with the 37-year-old keen compete for major trophies and in the Champions League during the final seasons of his career.


Bayern Munich have been linked with a potential move to sign the Portugal captain, as Robert Lewandowski looks to engineer his own exit from the Bundesliga champions.

However, the club’s CEO, Oliver Kahn, has ruled out a move for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and conceded Ronaldo does ‘not fit’ into the Bavarian’s philosophy.

“As much as I appreciate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest [footballers ever], a transfer would not fit into our philosophy,” Kahn told Kicker.

Despite the marketing benefits and Ronaldo’s continued productivity around goal, Bayern are understood to hold several reservations over a deal, including the impact of the forward’s salary and profile on the remainder of the squad.

During his latter period at Juventus and at Manchester United last season, his overall role in the side was also questioned despite his goalscoring form. Ronaldo’s advancing years make him ill-suited to the pressing and counter-pressing favoured in the modern game, with Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann an advocate of high-intensity football.

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