The 38-year-old player moved to Al Nassr on a 2-1/2 year contract valued at more than 200 million euros. His contract with Manchester United was terminated after a scandalous interview with TV presenter Piers Morgan, in which he criticized the club’s management and manager Erik ten Hag.
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Despite his unceremonious departure from the Premier League team, it seems that Bundesliga giants Bayern are interested in signing Ronaldo. Businessman Marcus Schoen has reportedly approached Bayern with an offer to move Ronaldo to Germany. But if the move does happen, the former Real Madrid player will have to take a pay cut. He was linked to Bayern during the winter transfer window, but the club reportedly rejected the deal because of his huge salary. Bayern’s interest in Cristiano has been further fueled by reports that the player is trying to secure a move to Europe and wants to play in the Champions League.
During last summer’s transfer window, Ronaldo was also linked to Bayern, but club general manager Oliver Kahn downplayed the likelihood of such a move. Talking to Bild, he said: We briefly discussed Ronaldo’s move to Bayern, and Dortmund probably did too. We also see the general picture of the Bundesliga. Of course, superstars like Ronaldo are an important factor in bringing attention to the league. He is one of the greatest players of the last decade. But we quickly dismissed that thought.
Meanwhile, former Al Nasr manager Rudy Garcia, who was recently fired, also said at a press conference that Ronaldo will not end his career in Saudi Arabia. Cristiano Ronaldo is a positive addition because he helps disperse defenders. He is one of the best players in the world. He will not end his career in Al-Nassr, but will return to Europe, he said.