A German business tycoon has reportedly offered to fund Cristiano Ronaldo‘s move to Bayern Munich should the club want to sign the Portuguese forward this summer.
This is according to AbendZeitung Munich (via BeScoccer), who claim that the millionaire fan named Marcus Schon wants his club to sign Ronaldo and is willing to pay to see that happen.
The 38-year-old Al-Nassr superstar was linked with a move to the Bundesliga club last summer after his Manchester United exit. However, the club decided against signing him, and he eventually joined Saudi Pro League club Al-Nassr.
According to the report, Schon communicated his desire to see Ronaldo at Allianz Arena to the club’s CEO Oliver Khan, informing them his company is committed to paying a loan or outright transfer fee.
“It would be convenient if we committed to paying the transfer fee or the loan fee, for a basic amount to be defined, and our company is clearly perceived as a ‘facilitator’ of the trade”, the German millionaire said in the email he sent to the the Bavarian club.
However, the same offer included a condition that if the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was signed, Schon and his company would get a certain percentage from shirt sales.
“In the case of the signing of the player, we would ask for a percentage of the fees from his T-shirt to limit our financial risk”.
Ronaldo earns around £173 million per year at Al Nassr, so it is unlikely that Bayern will be willing to pay that huge sum.
It is also worth noting that although Markus Schon is willing to make an effort to see Ronaldo in the Allianz Arena, he can’t afford the 200 million euros that the Portuguese star is earning at Al Nassr.
What Bayern Munich said in the past about Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing
When Ronaldo was offered to Bayern last season following his Man United exit, the German club’s CEO Oliver Kahn said this:
“As highly as I rate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest, a transfer wouldn’t be a fit with our philosophy. 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,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has been doing well for Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr since his January debut. So far, he scored 13 goals and provided three assists for the club.