Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke described the links to Cristiano Ronaldo as a ‘charming idea’ but stated there have been no contacts.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future continues to grab the headlines in the media. With the transfer window hurtling towards an end, there’s no resolution in sight for the Portuguese superstar.

Right before pre-season, reports began to emerge about Ronaldo wanting to exit Manchester United due to their lack of Champions League football. The 37-year-old is the competition’s all-time top scorer and wants continuity at that level. He does not want to play in the Europa League, which is why he needs to depart.

Jorge Mendes has been trying hard to get Ronaldo a new club, but Manchester United’s earlier stance about the 37-year-old not being for sale remains intact. Some former players have urged the club to sell the forward, although there’s still no firm decision from the Red Devils.

Ronaldo was linked with Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, but nothing materialised in the end. Borussia Dortmund’s name has been mentioned recently, with Ronaldo reportedly keen on joining them.

Considering the structure of the Bundesliga club and their financial affordability, it’s difficult to envisage Dortmund paying significant wages that Ronaldo would command. However, they have one thing the striker wants: Champions League football, as the links continue to grow.

Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke described those links as a ‘charming idea’, as he does not explicitly refuses to rule out the idea. However, his quotes on mention that there has been no contact between the player’s party and Dortmund.

As quoted by GOAL, Watzke said: “I love this player, it’s certainly a charming idea to see Cristiano Ronaldo play at Signal Iduna Park. But there is no contact at all between those involved. So you should stop talking about it.”

In the following months following the reports of his desire to leave, plenty of controversies have taken place, with Ronaldo at the centre of it. The understanding is that Manchester United do not want to lose their top goalscorer from last season, but if circumstances change between now and the end of the window, much could happen with the 37-year-old’s future.

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