Amidst various reports, Bayern Munich was speculated to sign Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Several media houses said that CR7’s agent had offered his client to the club. Soon these reports were shot down as one of the senior officials of the German denied all such claims.
The current sporting director of Bundesliga club, Hasan Salihamidzic, commented on the rumours and said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a top player with an outstanding career. However, stories on a potential deal with Bayern are not true. These rumours have no truth.”
However, a recent tweet surfaced which pointed out the reasons why Ronaldo’s move to Bavaria may have fallen apart. The tweet was made by user @iMiaSanMia, who posted a screenshot that pointed out how Cristiano Ronaldo would have affected the club’s wage structure in a major way. The post then said that Ronaldo is 37-year-old and does not really fit into the “pressing players” category which could jeopardise the team chemistry.
Check out the tweet here:
Reasons Bayern decided against signing Cristiano Ronaldo:
• Keeping a healthy wage structure within the team (CR7 earns ~ €30m net)
• Age: 37 years old
• Bayern want pressing players/willing to run
• Young coach – healthy dressing room relations
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 24, 2022
This is the right time for this challenge: Mane
The German Champions, meanwhile, have already bolstered their attack with the addition of Liverpool winger Sadio Mane, who signed on a three-year deal. Reacting to his latest challenge Mane said: “I’m very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich. We had a lot of talks and I felt the great interest of this big club from the start.”
“So there was no doubt in my mind right from the start: This is the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally. “During my time in Salzburg I followed many FC Bayern games – I like this club very much,” he added.
It was fantastic in the club, in the dressing room: Mane
He then bid adieu to his former club, Liverpool and talked about how he had an incredible team in Merseyside. He said, “I sent a long text to say goodbye to everybody, which is normal. They were sad, as I was, but it is part of life. We just have to accept it.”
“That was the plan from the beginning – to leave Liverpool in a very good way. It was fantastic in the club, in the dressing room. I am friendly with everybody, the coaching staff and even the kitchen staff, the ladies in the kitchen! So, for me leaving in a good way is so, so important – and [for] the fans as well.”