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Borussia Dortmund refuse to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

10:30 , Munich, Germany, Aug. 19.

“There is absolutely no contact between the parties, and no transfer as a result”: Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke at a press conference this Friday denied rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo’s possible arrival at Dortmund.

“I love that player, he’s one of the greatest players the world has ever had. But there’s absolutely no contact between the parties, and no transfers as a result,” he said. Hans Joachim Watzke.

According to some media, Cristiano Ronaldo would be keen to join Borussia Dortmund, where he will be assured of playing in the Champions League this season, something he will not be able to do this season. Manchester United,

And he will have another challenge ahead of his vast career: winning the German Bundesliga, having been declared champions in Spain, Italy and England.

But Borussia Dortmund, who lost their Norwegian center forward in the preseason Erling Haaland, The one who went to Manchester City doesn’t seem to have enough interest based on the words of Hans-Joachim Watzke.

“We should invest more in the youth and bet on top talent. It is undoubtedly a strategy. But we should also wait for the players to leave us after two or three seasons,” he added. An old player like Cristiano Ronaldo does not fit Dortmund’s philosophy.

To replace Haaland, BVB signed Sebastian Haller, but the latter would be out for several months due to testicular cancer, which was diagnosed days after signing with Dortmund.

To make up for this absence, Borussia signed Anthony Modest and is betting on youngsters such as Yusufa Moukoko (17 years old) or Karim Adeyemi (20 years old).

A five-time Ballon d’Or winner (2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), CR7 still has one year on his contract with Manchester United. He failed to return to Red Devils training in July and then missed a tour of Asia and Australia.

The absence was seen by many British media as an expression of the star’s desire to leave Manchester, having been sixth in the previous Premier League and not qualified for the prestigious Champions League.

However, the Portuguese star played 90 minutes on the second date of the English Championship in his team’s defeat at Brentford (4–0) a week earlier, leaving United at the bottom of the table.

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Published: 8/19/2022


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