Bayern Munich CEO, Oliver Kahn has finally confirmed that the club did attempt to sign Cristiano Ronaldo earlier in the summer, as reported by Marca.
However, their final decision was meditated very carefully because they had to consider many aspects of his possible arrival, especially how it would impact on the rest of the team and the club as a whole.
As it happens every time, signing Ronaldo means giving up on a few traditions a club may have. For Bayern, keeping these traditions is one of the many reasons they have remained so relevant and successful throughout their entire history.
Signing up Ronaldo meant they were not going to fully respect those traditions and they simply couldn’t afford to do that.
Director Oliver Kahn explained that the team’s leadership actually gathered to discuss the possible signing of Cristiano and they all agreed on the same final verdict.
This is what Kahn repeated on Kicker about the possibility of signing the Portuguese star from Manchester United: “We discussed about Cristiano Ronaldo internally – I consider him one of greatest footballers ever.
“Then we came to conclusion that, despite appreciation for Cristiano, he would not fit into our philosophy in the current situation.”
Spoken like a true Bayern Munich die hard supporter. Ronaldo is a fantastic player but Bayern Munich’s philosophy is very different to everything this player has represented throughout his career.