The summer transfer window of 2021 will surely go down as one of the most memorable periods which saw football icons Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo switch to new clubs.
Recently, Bayern Munich vice-captain Thomas Müller was asked to give his take on the transfers of two of the most prominent players on the planet. After reportedly dealing with Manchester City for a brief period, Ronaldo’s return to his old club Manchester United was met with much approval and euphoria among Premier League fans. Followers of Messi were equally excited to see the Argentine finally surrounded by a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain team that could help him exploit his true potential.
Speaking after the Bavarians’ 5-0 win over Hertha BSC, Müller revealed that he would’ve preferred to watch Ronaldo join forces with Messi at PSG.
“If Kylian Mbappe is still going [from PSG], then I would have liked to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play together,” the 31-year-old told Sky (as captured by Bild). “Of course that was going to be a very interesting mix, also for me, because you love football.”
Later on, Der Raumdeuter analysed how PSG’s attack would click with Ronaldo teaming up with the likes of Neymar and Messi. “You need players who are good on the ball and those who are good off the ball,” he explained. “Cristiano has become a very strong finishing player. He doesn’t need the ball deep at all.”
For Müller, the prospect of Messi and Neymar interplaying with Ronaldo “would have been attractive” to watch.
When asked if he would have wished to see Ronaldo in a Bayern jersey, Müller replied - “Of course, we have our finishing player in Lewy and of course you have to have a good mix.”