Bayern Munich were put off by one aspect of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The clubs president Uli Hoeness has revealed his thinking behind NOT signing Ronaldo from Real Madrid, before he eventually completed a stunning £100 million transfer to Juventus.
“We would have paid that amount for him with our eyes closed if he was 24 years old but he’s 33,” he said.
Even though he’s entering his mid-30’s, Ronaldo blew away Juventus doctors following the results of his medical.
It emerged that the his physical state has been compared to a 20-year-old after results in his medical show that he has 7% body fat and an incredible 50% muscle mass, which is significantly better than his fellow professionals of that specific age group.
Not only that but the 33-year-old ran 33.98km at the 2018 World Cup, which was faster than anyone at the tournament.
He just continues to smash records, despite his age.
Juventus’ medical team performed a series of tests on Ronaldo’s body and the results indicate that he had the physical condition of a 23-year old.
It was reported that the Portuguese international has the fat content of 7%. If you compare this to other footballers, the average is around 10 or 11%, according to a report from Spanish publication AS.
Although he isn’t as quick as he used to be, the five-time Balon d’Or winner still has pace to burn. According to Spanish newspaper AS back in 2017, the maximum speed that Cristiano recorded was of 33.25 km/hour.
If you compare that to Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, the German winger became the Premier League’s fastest when he was recorded running at 35.48 km/hour.
Ronaldo also has a muscle mass of 50%, and again, if you compare it again to other professionals, the usual figure doesn’t exceed 46%.
He’s since produced heroics in Turin, bagging 10 Serie A goals as his side occupy top spot and are unbeaten in the league.