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Bayern chief: We would never have spent €100m on Ronaldo

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Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness revealed they never pursued a move for Cristiano Ronaldo as they felt he was overpriced for his age

The Portuguese forward called time on a glittering nine-year spell with Real Madrid in the summer and had been linked with moves to former club Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

But it was Juventus who won the race for his signature for a reported deal of €112m.

Despite a five-time Ballon d’Or winner being available on the market though, Hoeness had no intention of forking out over €100m on a player in his thirties.

“We would have paid that amount for him with our eyes closed if he was 24 years old but he’s 33,” Hoeness told Bild, via Marca.

Despite his age, Ronaldo has got off to a brilliant start at Juventus with 11 goals and seven assists in 18 appearances.

Club captain Giorgio Chiellini is even predicting that Ronaldo will lead them to global domination in the upcoming years.

Juventus will face Inter Milan in the first Derby d’Italia of the 2018/19 campaign at the Allianz Stadium today at 20:45 (CET).