‘We briefly discussed Cristiano Ronaldo at Bayern Munich’: Oliver Kahn admits German giants weighed-up move for wantaway Man United forward this summer, with CEO keen on superstar bringing interest to Bundesliga
- Cristiano Ronaldo attempted to leave Man United for Champions League football
- Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has admitted the club considered signing him
- The Portuguese star eventually stayed at United as they were keen to keep him
- Ronaldo has been limited to just one Premier League start so far this season
Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has admitted the club gave consideration to signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
The Portuguese star made his intentions to leave Manchester United clear in search of playing in the Champions League.
Bayern were amongst a number of clubs including Chelsea and Atletico Madrid to be linked with Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo failed in his attempts to leave Manchester United for Champions League
But they all decided against signing the 37-year-old and he eventually stayed at Old Trafford as United were keen to keep hold of him.
Kahn has however revealed Bayern did think about signing Ronaldo for the good of the Bundesliga but they quickly ‘dismissed’ the idea.
Speaking to Bild, he said: ‘We briefly discussed Ronaldo at Bayern and Dortmund probably did too.
‘We also see the big picture of the Bundesliga.
Oliver Kahn has revealed Bayern thought about signing Ronaldo for the good of the Bundesliga
‘Of course, superstars like Ronaldo are an important factor in attracting attention to the league.
‘He is one of the greatest of the last decade. But we quickly dismissed that.’
Ronaldo has been limited to just one Premier League start this season and that was in the humiliating 4-0 loss to Brentford in August.
He is set to start in United’s Europa League match against Omonia on Thursday and manager Erik ten Hag revealed Ronaldo has been ‘p***ed off’ due to being benched several times this season.
Ronaldo has been limited to just one Premier League start this season so far this season
He said: ‘Of course, he wants to play and he’s p***ed off when he’s not playing. Clear.
‘When you’re here and you’re happy, or satisfied, to be on the bench, this is not a club where you have to be, especially Cristiano.
‘He’s really competitive, as we all know. He’s not happy when he’s not playing.’
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