The two-time Champions League winner with Bayern Munich is leaving the doors open for a potential transfer in the near future.
Thomas Muller, a Bayern Munich legend made a huge statement as he asserted that he is not bound to be at Bayern Munich and hinted at a potential transfer in the coming season. The German has been at the club since 2008 and has played a pivotal role in the club’s success in the past decade.
Muller has played 571 matches for the Bavarians, amassing 212 goals and 210 assists so far in his illustrious career. Apart from his personal accolades, he has been a part of two Champions League-winning campaigns with Bayern and has won nine Bundesliga titles at the club. He has won 27 major trophies during his stay in Germany and is in all fairness, regarded as a legend of the club.
Muller is a fan favourite at the Allianz Arena and is one of the most loved players at the club. However, his recent statement would have come as a surprise to his fans, as he hinted at a potential exit in the future, following the path of Thiago Alcantara.
“I’m not fixed to this club,” the Bayern forward told The Times. “I have a special relationship, I love Bayern before I started playing for them, but when there is a situation where you have to decide maybe to play for a different club it would be no shame and no problem at all. Maybe like with Thiago [Alcantara, now at Liverpool], added the German.
Muller’s contract at Bayern Munich runs out in the summer of 2023 and he is considered to be a vital part of Hansi Flick’s squad. He is trusted to lead the lines alongside the Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski. However, the club has been linked with a move for Erling Haaland in the summer, which might push Muller down the pecking order at Bayern. The Bavarians will have to fight it out against the top European clubs to secure Haaland’s signature.
If Muller does decide to embark on a new journey in the summer, the 31-year old will have plenty of suitors interested in acquiring his services. Manchester United and Real Madrid have been interested in signing the German, whereas, Liverpool remain one of the top candidates to land the German star at Anfield.
It remains uncertain as to whether the statement from Muller is a warning fired to Bayern Munich about his status at the club. The Bavarians will now have to reconsider their decision to launch a bid for Erling Haaland.
As things stand, Muller is certainly one of the key players at Bayern as they look to claim their second successive European Cup and lift another Bundesliga title. Moreover, Hansi Flick has demonstrated good player management skills since taking over as the manager, and he will surely have a word with Muller regarding his shocking statement.