Bayern sports director: Ronaldo was not considered due to high competition in the squad

© Social networks of the PortugueseCristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

MOSCOW, 23 Aug – The leadership of the German “Bayern” did not consider signing a contract with the Portuguese striker “Manchester United” Cristiano Ronaldo because of the already high competition in the team, said the sports director of the football club Hasan Salihamidzic, quoted by Bild.
Earlier media reported that the Bayern Munich are considering the candidacy of the 37-year-old Portuguese as a replacement for the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who left Bayern this summer, but Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn denied the information, saying that the transfer of Ronaldo to the Munich club would not be appropriate team philosophy.
“As you can see, we have a lot of competition on offense even without Robert Lewandowski. It’s not easy both sportingly and financially. We have eight players in four positions. We have great experienced players who are in their prime. We have talent that we want to give playing time to so signing Ronaldo didn’t matter to us,” Salihamidzic said.
Salihamidzic also said that the club was in talks with Norwegian striker Erling Haaland. Haaland signed with Manchester City in June. The striker moved to the English club from the German “Borussia” (Dortmund).
“We negotiated, it’s not a secret. We kept in mind those players who could help the team, but in the end it didn’t work out. I don’t want to blame the player for this, he chose what seemed to him the best option. Therefore, I think that we made the right choice, but of course we will find out if we were right after one or two seasons,” said the sporting director of Bayern.


Leave a Reply