Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are not interested in acquiring Cristiano Ronaldo when he wants to leave Manchester United.
According to reports, Atletico Madrid are not interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United because signing him would be ‘economically unviable’.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been rumored to be interested in signing the 37-year-old veteran forward in hopes of winning a sixth Champions League trophy. The club will compete in the Europa League this season after finishing sixth in the Premier League a year ago.
In the event that Ronaldo joined Atletico, there would be significant controversy. With 450 goals, the Portugal international is Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer and will leave United – a club he holds dear – in the dust after new manager Erik ten Hag announced the player is part of the team.
Atletico cannot afford Ronaldo’s salary, which topped £480,000 per week last season, according to Spanish outlet Marca. With an expiration date of one year left on his contract, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is almost certainly going to have to take a pay cut.
It seems likely that Simeone will continue to link Ronaldo with Atletico since the manager admires the player and wants more firepower up front. Last season, only two Atletico players scored more than 10 goals, and neither scored 15 or more.
With Ronaldo on the pitch, Atletico would surely be able to score goals. In the Premier League last season, he scored 18 goals, making it 800 goals for club and country.
Joao Felix, Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa, and the like, are all on Atletico’s books and can be acquired. Before a Ronaldo transfer can be considered realistically, the La Liga hopefuls must sell players to make room for him.
According to reports, Ronaldo is also in talks with Bayern Munich about a move to Germany. In addition to the sale of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, Germany’s Bundesliga champions could also offer Ronaldo a second Champions League title.
These rumors, however, have been played down by Oliver Khan, the club’s CEO. Bayern and the Bundesliga would not get the right signal if we signed Cristiano Ronaldo now, the ex-goalkeeper told Bild. “Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo is a fantastic player, but every club has a philosophy,” the ex-keeper said. A move like this does not necessarily align with our goals.”