FC Bayern may occasionally provoke polemics with their merrymaking, but the cancellation Cristiano Ronaldo they really did an excellent job. Suddenly there was the previous Friday, distributed by the not insignificant Spanish sports newspaper AS, the rumor has surfaced that the 37-year-old Portuguese is at least loosely connected to the people of Munich to discuss a possible collaboration. The echo from the football world made Säbener Straße tremble. At FC Bayern, the people had already prepared for a cozy wheat beer weekend, but now everyone had to really get down to it again. Finally, Hasan Salihamidzic took responsibility in an exemplary manner, stepped forward and spoke selected words.
Forget it, Cristiano, we already have at least one diva too many in our dressing room, sporting director Salihamidzic could have said. Instead, he declared with tact and political acumen: “Ronaldo is a top player with an outstanding career. However, the rumor that is circulating is a rumor that has no truth to it.”
Connoisseurs think that ASmessage was not a bottomless duck, but a well-placed message from the Ronaldo camp. Content: Superstar is looking for a superclub! ManUnited, recently miserable and pathetic only sixth in England, has become a number too small for the late Ronaldo, and the Europa League is not his league at all.
In any case, the times are not funny for some celebrities in the industry. So did Paris Saint-Germain’s President Nasser Al-Khelaifi the good old neymar recently made it clear that he was very welcome to continue playing elsewhere. You don’t want “no more bling” in the team and the players have to “work 200 percent every day,” demands Al-Khelaifi – for Neymar, each of these statements is a first-class affront.
So, apart from Ronaldo, Neymar is also available, but who is going to pay people like that? Even superstars on sale are too expensive for most clubs. Thanks to new owners, Chelsea would have the necessary budget and in Thomas Tuchel a coach who at least knew how to tame Neymar. But in truth, Tuchel has to fill other gaps in his squad.
The solution for the top people who can hardly be financed and are sometimes difficult to train: They set up their own club and pay themselves, they have enough money. When Ronaldo and Neymar call, they quickly have a eleven together; PSG, Manchester United and other big clubs would be happy to help as purveyors to the court. As a first draft for the new superstar team reveals, there is no shortage of overpaid and redundant old greats at these addresses.
In goal: Keylor Navas (PSG) – Defence: Dani Alves (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (PSG), Gerard Piqué (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid) – Midfield: Paul Pogba, Juan Mata (Manchester United), Julian Draxler (PSG) – Attack: Edinson Cavani (United) – Attack without defensive duties: Neymar, Ronaldo. For this wild bunch, Uefa would undoubtedly issue a wild card immediately.