Recent rumours claim that Cristiano Ronaldo is attempting to leave Manchester United this summer. Bayern Munich is now known to be a prospective destination for the former Real Madrid player, according to renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano. Romano said that Bayern were hesitant to sign the Portuguese international due to his advanced age.
Fabrizio Romano said the following on his YouTube channel (via iMiaSanMia):
“Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent, and Bayern last spoke 7 to 10 days ago, at which point Bayern stated: “No, we’re not signing a 37-year-old player.” Now, things might change. See what transpires if Lewandowski joins Barcelona.”
Bayern Munich will undoubtedly need a top-tier goal scorer with Robert Lewandowski perhaps departing the Bavarians for a transfer to Camp Nou. Since 2015, the 33-year-old Polish international has been a scoring machine for Bayern, averaging 40+ goals per season.
Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 games to lead Manchester United in scoring last season. Even though he is nearing the end of his career, he still poses a serious danger to score, and as such, he might make a viable Lewandowski substitute.
Ronaldo spent his time at Juventus, where he amassed 101 goals in 134 appearances before joining United, including 36 goals in his final season.
Although Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t scored many goals in the Bundesliga, his experience in three of the top leagues in Europe will undoubtedly be useful. If Lewandowski does depart the Allianz Arena this summer, Bayern Munich will have to take the Manchester United star very seriously as a potential replacement.