The possible interest from Bayern Munich in Cristiano Ronaldo, and an alleged offer of 200 million euros that is apparently being prepared by the Bavarians, has been met with skepticism by most German media.
Such a transfer spend, whilst not beyond the club, is unlikely to be used on just one player.
“Bayern will not pay 200 million for a player,” say Bild for example.
A cap on transfers of 40m euros has been in place (for Javi Martinez and Corentin Tolisso next season), and to even think about acquiring Ronaldo’s signature at the price quoted would go against the customs and philosophy of the club.
The second problem would be the the Portuguese’s annual salary which, according to the platform “Football Leaks,” would be around 34 million euros or more than double what the highest paid players at Bayern currently earn.
Munich daily AZ also recall that in the wake of the last Bundesliga title win, president of the club, Uli Hoeness, reiterated that the Bavarians would not spend 100m euros to sign a single player.
Sister paper TZ argue the point and note that any purchase is “extremely improbable.”
“If Ronaldo already feels criminalised in Spain, how would he feel in Germany?” is An interesting take came from Suddeutsche Zeitung given that Hoeness spent years in jail for what Ronaldo has been allegedly accused of.
“If Ronaldo feels criminalised in Spain, how would he fell in Germany?” they said.