Manchester United were behind many star players in the last summer transfer window and one of the biggest name was Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller. However, in spite of a whooping offer, the deal did not go through and United had to be content without the services of the German. Instead, they signed Anthony Martial for a record teenage transfer fee. But, if you thought it was the end of the story, you certainly were wrong!
Thomas Muller, according to Manchester United News, has hinted that Premier League’s huge money might eventually lure him to Old Trafford.
Muller said, “In the end, we should not forget that playing football is our job. People should accept that wages will always play a role in a player’s decision-making. Of course, the wages that are being paid in the Premier League are very tempting. It would be hypocrisy to deny that.”
The fact that the German striker was the subject of three bids from United over the summer, the last thought to be worth nearly £88m, only strengthens the possibility that Muller may end up giving in to the hefty amount United are ready to pay.
Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed if the decision had been purely about money the German champions would have accepted the offer. But, it cannot be denied that Premier League – helped by the near £6bn TV rights deal – has a lot more to offer to a player who is worth it.
It seems that Muller has already given it some thought. He said, “I know that a lot of German clubs are unhappy with the Premier League clubs’ spending, but I think it is something good for all clubs in the end. It can only be a good thing for football when clubs invest so much money.”
“You have to look at the complete package to determine whether something is right for you. What’s good for you one day will not necessarily still be good for you the day after.”, the German striker further added.
Thomas Muller scored 79 goals for Bayern Munich and has been an important part of the World Cup winning German squad. For the national team, he scored 30 goals in only 66 matches. No wonder top Premier League clubs will go after him with all they can offer.
Will the 26-year old, at the prospect of earning more money, will leave Bundesliga and sign for Manchester United in the near future? Being an avid United fan, I certainly hope so!