After the shock announcement of Real Madrid’s decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Bayern, the Portuguese star has reportedly been on the Bayern radar again. But the club have yet to formally make a move and are in the market for a new striker. This article will look at what the club’s stance on signing Ronaldo is, and whether the club should pursue other targets instead, such as Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Another bid to sign Ronaldo has been rebuffed by German club Bayern Munich. A club in Saudi Arabia has made an offer worth EUR275 million spread over two seasons. However, Bayern have rejected the bid, claiming that it would cost too much. According to a report in the Daily Schmankerl, the club would not make the move unless the fee is split evenly. The deal is likely to be a snub, with a hefty price tag for the star.
If the deal is completed, Bayern will end their interest in signing Ronaldo, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona. The director of the club, Hasan Salihamidzic, has refused to comment. If this does indeed happen, there will be more competition for Ronaldo in Europe. However, Ronaldo’s desire to play in the top league means the Germans may need to buy a new striker.
While Ronaldo is reportedly keen on leaving Manchester United, the Red Devils are keeping their options open. The club’s recent troubles have led them to fall short of the Premier League elite and are looking to restructure the squad over the coming transfer windows. They are currently close to signing Tyrell Malacia and Frenkie de Jong, but they have yet to make a decision on the Portuguese star.
The rumoured deal could come in the form of a free-kick from Cristiano Ronaldo. It would make the match 4-0 for Real Madrid and 5-0 on aggregate. It would be a snub for Ronaldo, who is still the best player in the Champions League. He will get another chance to add to his tally when he plays in the final on May 24 in Lisbon.
Bayern Munich’s stance on signing Ronaldo
If Bayern Munich were to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, it would be a shrewd move, but the club’s stance on the player is far from clear. Bayern’s executive board have praised the Portuguese striker, while the club’s head coach has explicitly rejected a move. While a move for Ronaldo is a huge gamble, the club’s wage structure is rigid and signing Ronaldo is unlikely to break this.
Earlier this month, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo revealed his desire to leave the club, stating that he was not happy with the slow transfer market and their failure to qualify for the Champions League. The move has already resulted in a 25% salary cut and the failure to win the Champions League is unlikely to help their cause. This is despite Manchester United reportedly receiving a EUR30 million bid from Saudi Arabia last week. The deal is likely to fail, as few clubs would be able to pay the PS25million he is demanding.
Despite the lack of interest from other European clubs, the club has already been linked with Ronaldo. Meanwhile, AS Roma, Sporting Lisbon and Juventus have also been linked with the striker. As of yet, however, Ronaldo is still under contract at Manchester United and has an option to sign a further year of his contract. The transfer is unlikely to happen this summer, so Bayern Munich aren’t likely to lose out on Ronaldo.
While it is easy to understand the temptation to sign Ronaldo, the player’s reliance on goals will hinder him at the top. Ronaldo is likely to have more success with a team that utilises possession-based tactics. Manchester City and Liverpool, for example, rely on possession-based tactics. Consequently, it is unlikely that Bayern Munich will sign Ronaldo. And, if Bayern Munich cannot get Ronaldo for the right price, they may well be forced to sell Lewandowski to the Barcelona club.
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland
The rumours are true, Bayern Munich have no intention of signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has also denied any interest in the Portuguese striker. The news comes as a blow to Manchester United, who are waiting to see what happens to Robert Lewandowski’s future. Although the news of Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential departure is disappointing, Manchester United are reportedly not considering signing him.
Although there are reports linking the Manchester United striker with a move to Bayern, there are other options for the club. Although Sergi Gnabry has signed an extension until 2026, the club will still need a central striker. Bayern have been linked with the likes of Timo Werner and Matthijs de Ligt in the transfer market this week.
Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez
It’s fair to say that the Portuguese star’s apprehensions about his future have not stopped him from signing for Liverpool. While it’s certainly frustrating for him to be shunned by some of the opposition fans, Liverpool are determined to give him the best chance of success. In recent months, Darwin Nunez has been linked with Bayern Munich, but the club has been wary of signing the player given the huge price tag that he is expected to command.
While Bayern are still in the process of completing a deal to sign Mane, Nunez has already been linked with a move to Anfield. Despite the rumoured interest from Bayern, the Reds have moved on and signed Nunez. Nagelsmann, who previously managed both RB Leipzig and TSG Hoffenheim, has long admired the player and thinks he would fit perfectly at Bayern. Among his many qualities, Mane is a versatile player who is equally comfortable in a wing or a central attacking role.
The Real Madrid legend has also been linked with a move to Anfield. However, despite his recent praise and success, the club will have to adapt their system to accommodate him. The club must find a way to accommodate him, but Thomas Tuchel, who opted to keep Ronaldo at Chelsea, has not been so accommodating. And in the meantime, Klopp has a track record for finding players who fit the style of the team.
Asked about Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester United, the Portuguese has also revealed that the Red Devils are no longer in the race to sign the star. Instead, he is looking at Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. He may have to stay at Old Trafford, despite being unhappy with the club’s lack of transfer activity. Moreover, if Ronaldo does not move to Manchester United, he may take his last paycheck in the United States or Saudi Arabia.
Juventus’ Juventus’ decline in European results
If you’ve been following the German football scene, you’ll know that the Bundesliga champions have yet to sign a top-class striker. But reports from Spain had suggested that Bayern might consider signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. While Bayern could still swoop in for Ronaldo, they’re content with their current squad. They recently signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool, and are in the process of signing Serge Gnabry. They also have Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müllerer and Leroy Sane.
While it’s tempting to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern are reluctant to make an offer. The Portuguese forward has said he would sell to Bayern if the club received a suitable offer. Although Bayern have made it clear that they are not keen on selling, they are prepared to let him leave if the right offer comes in. But a move for Ronaldo would be an unnecessary risk – Lewandowski has just a year left on his contract with Manchester United.
Despite the obvious financial benefits of signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern have not made the move. In fact, Ronaldo has been unable to impress at Bayern for a long time, and their decline in European results has made them increasingly hesitant. Despite these reasons, the team’s recent decline in results has left Bayern’s wage structure in turmoil, making it difficult for the club to compete for the top prize.
In other news, Manchester United have already made the decision not to sell Robert Lewandowski to the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich have no plans of selling Lewandowski, and already signed Sadio Mane. However, Barcelona, which made a EUR40m bid for the young winger on Thursday, have no intention of selling him to Bayern.