Bayern Munich refused to sign Cristiano Ronaldo because of his age

Bayern Munich refused to sign Cristiano Ronaldo because of his age

- Bayern Munich have made it clear that they did not sign Ronaldo because he is 33

- The club's president explained that they would have signed him if he was 24 before he left Real Madrid

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has made known the rationale behind the decision of the club not to sign Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo before he joined Juventus.

Before the former Manchester United star left Real Madrid, he was linked with a mega million move to Bayern Munich, but the club failed to do any business with Los Blancos.

And now, Bayern Munich boss has claimed that the club were unable to pay the amount Real Madrid demanded for Ronaldo because of his age.

"We would have paid that amount for him with our eyes closed if he was 24 years old but he's 33,'' he told Bild.

Ronaldo has however proved the Bayern Munich chief wrong that age is not his barrier as he has found the back of the net 11 times in 18 appearances this season for Juventus.

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Earlier, had reported how Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo told Juventus' chiefs to give him three more bodyguards for himself and his family in Italy.

The superstar is reportedly concerned about the safety of himself and his family as he has been swarmed by fans since his move to Turin from Real Madrid.

One of these three men will be monitoring his house in the Gran Madre Park, while the other two guards will be looking after him and his family. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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