Refuse Ronaldo? A big club gives its reasons


Without a contract after his hasty departure from Manchester United in the middle of the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo tried to find a club in Europe. In vain. The Portuguese then turned to Saudi Arabia, and the formation of Al-Nassr.

Cristiano Ronaldo Al Nassr

Already eager to join a major European club in the summer of 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo finally left Manchester United in December 2022, after a murderous interview with the management and staff of the English club. That said, the 37-year-old striker couldn’t find a major club willing to pay him a big salary, so the Portuguese turned to Al-Nassr.

The five-time Ballon d’Or, who took three games to open his goal counter with his new club, will also return to Europe, according to his current coach, Frenchman Rudi Garcia. Despite a huge salary that no European club will match.

Ronaldo does not match “the philosophy” from Bayern Munich

Asked by PictureBayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, who didn’t mince his words towards Manuel Neuer, gave the specific reasons for the German club’s refusal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this winter: “We discussed (Cristiano) Ronaldo. But I clearly told Jorge Mendes (then the Portuguese agent, editor’s note) that it was not feasible for us. (…) The overall package does not suit Bayern, neither financially nor sportingly. It does not correspond to our philosophy.”

According to the Bosnian, Bayern Munich never take a financial risk to sign a player, no matter how important: “Even if we sometimes have the possibility of bringing in a high-level player, we absolutely have to know how to finance the operation”.

And that of Cristiano Ronaldo does not seem to correspond to the habits of the 2nd in the Bundesliga. Indeed, the Portuguese will receive 400M euros at Al-Nassr. An unthinkable sum for the German formation.

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