Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has said that Cristiano Ronaldo would be most welcome at the club, but only if he hit the goal trail in a serious way.
The veteran Spaniard was a teammate of Ronaldo's at Real Madrid between the years of 2009 and 2014, and revealed that he would love to play alongside a goalscorer of that calibre again in Germany.
And Alonso has said that Ronaldo would need to continue his current rate of scoring to net 50 goals a season for the Bundesliga champions should he ever join the club.
Ronaldo's future at the Santiago Bernabeu had come into question recently, with a number of reports linking him with a move away.
However, that speculation has since been put to bed after he penned a new deal with the La Liga title contenders earlier this month that will earn him £365,000 per week.
But Alonso is seemingly still dreaming of linking up with him again in different surroundings when he gave his comments to Onda Cero (via the Daily Mail).
"Cristiano has adapted on the pitch. He's not a central striker, [but] he wants to play closer to the area," Alonso said.
"He intuitively knows where the ball will go - a lot of goals are scored with his first touch.
"I think he's done very well, having taken this step and getting closer to the area. As long as he's getting 50 goals, I wish we had someone like him here. Cristiano's numbers are amazing, indisputable."
Linking up with Lewy
Ronaldo has proved that he has no problems with reaching a half century of goals at the very top level, having recorded more than 50 goals in each of his last five seasons.
Last term he hit 51, which was 10 goals less than the 61 he bagged the season before, but that perceived dip wouldn't be a problem especially as Ronaldo would likely be linking up alongside the prolific Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish international has been in fine form of his own, as he hit 42 goals last season, and has followed that up with 14 strikes in 19 appearances so far this term.
Bayern would certainly be one of the few clubs with a big enough stature to attract a player of Ronaldo's stature, but given that he's just penned a new deal it's unlikely that a move will be happening anytime soon.
So for now, it looks as though Xabi Alonso, and Bayern fans, will have to continue dreaming.
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