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Uli Hoeness: Ronaldo is not worth 100 million euros.

Discussion in 'German league' started by Prince Adebayo, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says there was never a chance of competing with Juventus for Cristiano Ronaldo as the club were not unwilling to pay the big price for his signature.

    Portuguese legend left Real Madrid after a decade in the Spanish capital to join Italian champions Juventus after the Italian side paid a club record fee of €112m to sign Ronaldo from Real Madrid, but Hoeness says such a figure doesn't make sense for a player of the Portuguese's age.

    However, Hoeness has claimed that even if the chance had presented itself to his German club to make the signing, his age would have prevented any kind of deal.

    He told BILD: "He is 33 years old and for us he would have cost 100 million euros.

    "But we would have done it with our eyes closed for that amount if he were 24 years old."

    Back in August, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also expressed his “dismay” that Juventus could spend a mammoth €100 million to sign Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

    Although Juventus have praised the physical state of the 33-year-old, the German director believes they received the thin end of the deal to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

    However, age doesn't appear to be hindering Ronaldo in Turin, so far this season, Ronaldo has played 18 games between Serie A and the Champions League, scoring 11 goals and registering seven assists.

    In fact, his start has been the best for a Juventus player since the 1968/69 season, when Pietro Anastasi scored nine goals in 14 league games to begin the campaign.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018

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