“We briefly discussed Cristiano Ronaldo at Bayern Munich”
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has admitted the club considered signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
The Portuguese star had wanted to leave Manchester United in search of playing in the Champions League after failing to seal qualification.
Bayern were among a number of clubs, including Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, to be linked with Ronaldo.
Kahn has now revealed that Bayern wanted to sign Ronaldo for the sake of the Bundesliga, but they quickly ‘rejected’ the idea.
Speaking to Bild, he said: “We briefly discussed Ronaldo at Bayern and probably Dortmund too.”
“We also see the big picture of the Bundesliga.
“Of course, superstars like Ronaldo are a big factor in bringing attention to the league.
“He’s one of the greatest of the last decade. But we quickly dismissed that.
Ronaldo has only made one Premier League start this season and that was in the humiliating 4-0 loss to Brentford in August.
He is set to start United’s Europa League game against Omonia on Thursday and manager Erik ten Hag has revealed Ronaldo has been ‘p***ed off’ due to being benched several times this season .
He said: “Of course he wants to play and he’s screwed when he doesn’t play.” Clear.
“When you’re here and you’re happy or satisfied being on the bench, it’s not a club where you have to be, especially Cristiano.
“He’s really competitive, as we all know. He is not happy when he does not play.