Change from Ronaldo to FC Bayern would be “sexy”

Munich (dpa) – Record national player Lothar Matthäus considers a change from soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to FC Bayern to be “sexy”. That’s what the former Munich Bundesliga professional wrote in his column for the TV channel Sky.

“You should at least think through the options and play them through,” added Matthäus. The 61-year-old would consider signing the 37-year-old instead of the club, “if you think at Bayern that Cristiano Ronaldo is still physically able to help properly for a year or two”. Another requirement is that the transfer fee generated for Robert Lewandowski “can be invested more or less one-to-one in the Portuguese megastar”.

According to media reports, while Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern, Ronaldo no longer wants to play for Manchester United. Bayern were traded as a possible new club, but don’t want to know anything about it themselves.

“Of course that would not be a transfer with a view to the future. He’s 37 and would always make headlines,” wrote Matthäus: “I’m not sure if he fits into Bayern Munich’s system either. But he’s still an outstanding goalscorer.” Ronaldo is “one of the best strikers of all time and would certainly score around 30 goals”. According to Matthäus, refinancing would be “guaranteed through jersey sales and the like”.