Bayern Munich President Explains Why The Club Would Not Sign Cristiano Ronaldo
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has argued the German club would snub the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo because he is "too old for us."
The Juventus superstar, who turned 35 earlier this week, has continued to impress for the reigning Serie A champions this season.
Ronaldo has shown little sign of slowing down as he has already scored an impressive 22 times in 27 appearances for Juventus in the current campaign.
But Hainer has squashed any interest that Bayern Munich have in signing the former Real Madrid star, whose current deal with the Old Lady expires in 2022.
"Of course, there are a lot of names in the press, which is understandable," the 65-year-old told German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse.
"Ronaldo is a bit too old for us.
"Leroy Sane is a great player that we are interested in, which is also known. Now you have to see how he will come back after his injury.
"According to my information, he is now starting to train again but is not yet back in team training.
"However, it can be assumed that we will prepare the team not only for the next season, but for the future.
"I don't just mean the German championship, because we want to win the Champions League again."
Ronaldo suggested ahead of the current season that he could retire from football in 2020, but he also insisted that he could "play up to 40 or 41."
And the former Manchester United star has opened up about building his business empire in his post-football career.
"Outside of football I'm not there yet, but I'm a competitive guy and I don't like to be the number two or number three," Ronaldo told SPORTbible in an exclusive interview.
"I always want to be number one. I will do it, 100 per cent."
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