Borussia Dortmund will NOT sign Cristiano Ronaldo, stresses sporting director Sebastian Kehl… despite “outstanding click counts” after wanton Man United were linked with a move to the German club
- Borussia Dortmund rule out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo
- Sebastian Kehl denied all transfer rumors in an interview on Sunday
- The sports director admitted that the speculation led to “outstanding click figures”.
Borussia Dortmund have ruled out a move for Manchester United’s wanton Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl insisted the club would not sign the 37-year-old superstar but acknowledged the speculation had led to “outstanding clicks” on their website.
Although Ronaldo’s arrival would likely boost the digital numbers even further, the Bundesliga giants clearly don’t want his supporters to push their transfer policies.
Sebastian Kehl has ruled out Borussia Dortmund from a move for ManUnited’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo has been actively pursuing a path out of Old Trafford all summer to play for a club in the Champions League and chase more big trophies towards the end of his career.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was initially linked with moves to Chelsea and Bayern Munich but opportunities have narrowed dramatically since he made his first transfer request.
Dortmund are the latest club to drop out of the race, although Kehl admitted the Red Devils star was getting “outstanding click counts”.
He revealed that the speculation about a move from Ronaldo to Dortmund led to “outstanding click figures”.
He told BILD TV: “Cristiano Ronaldo will not switch to Borussia Dortmund. That’s so.
‘The number of clicks was probably excellent, but we’ve done a lot in the past few days to get to the bottom of this rumour.’
Despite their lack of interest, the 42-year-old German praised Ronaldo’s talent, saying: “He’s certainly a fantastic player, a world player.”
After a miserable start to the season, losing 2-1 to Brighton in the opening weekend and losing 4-0 to Brentford last Saturday, Manchester United and Ronaldo host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night.