The chairman of the Bavarian club’s board of directors acknowledged CR7’s status but did not consider him a priority for the club.
Bayern Munich board chairman Oliver Kahn said Sunday that the German club does not value an immediate replacement for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, recently transferred to FC Barcelona, also assuring that he does not know if “it would be the right thing to do” to sign Cristiano Ronaldo now.
I love Cristiano Ronaldo and everyone knows how fantastic he is. But every club has a certain philosophy and I’m not sure if it would be the right thing for Bayern and the Bundesliga if we signed him now,” Kahn said of the 37-year-old Portuguese, still under contract at Manchester United, in statements published Sunday by Bild am Sonntag.
The former goalkeeper confessed that a signing on that scale “doesn’t necessarily fit” with the ideas Bayern is currently pursuing. “We have to think first about getting the squad together for the current season. Let’s see what else happens,” he added.
Furthermore, Kahn ruled out signing an immediate replacement for Robert Lewandowski. Thus, asked about Harry Kane, he stated that these are only rumors. “He has a contract with Tottenham. I’m sure he’s a top striker, but that’s all just heavenly music,” he said.
The Englishman is still under contract with Tottenham until 2024, and a transfer this summer would be complicated for Bayern because of the financial aspect, Kicker recently reported.