Surely he won’t really switch to Bayern? Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have asked Manchester United for release because he had different ideas about the autumn of his career. The German soccer record champion from Munich could fulfill the wishes of the Portuguese superstar.
Cristiano Ronaldo and FC Bayern: recently, reports of Munich’s interest in Manchester United’s attacking star fueled the rumor mill. Although the German record champions denied the speculation in the person of sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, according to the English media, there are said to have been behind-the-scenes discussions with the player’s environment.
Now the Times and The Athletic have news on Ronaldo’s future. According to information from the English newspaper and the portal, the 37-year-old has asked his club if he is allowed to leave if a suitable and satisfactory offer for United arrives.
Exactly how high this would have to be is not said. The market value of the Portuguese, whose contract runs until the summer of 2023 – with an option for another year – is estimated at around 30 million euros.
According to the report, the fact that CR7 now wants to leave his heart club, where he made his international breakthrough, after his sensational return in August 2021 is because he also in 2022/23 – in his 20th season in a row(! ) – wants to play in the Champions League. The Red Devils had recently missed qualifying. Ronaldo, however, wants to continue to be active at the highest level.
FC Bayern offers Ronaldo the Champions League
FC Bayern could offer the 37-year-old this plaster, just like FC Chelsea, which is also traded as a possible buyer. Both clubs are said to have discussed the possibility of signing the superstar. SSC Napoli should also be an option from Italy, like “The Athletic” has experienced. Everything seems open at the moment.
If CR7 actually goes to the Bundesliga, he could succeed world footballer Robert Lewandowski in Munich, who has been associated with a transfer to FC Barcelona for weeks and definitely wants to leave the German record champions after eight years.
While the possible fee of 20 to 30 million euros would probably be manageable for Munich, the Portuguese salary should go beyond all dimensions at the German club.
CR7 is said to collect almost 30 million euros a year from ManUnited. So far, Lewandowski is the top earner in Munich. The Pole is said to get up to 24 million euros. After all: This sum would be free after a transfer of the striker to Barca and could be reinvested.