Man Utd links re-emerge after veteran striker makes transfer admission

Date published: Tuesday 14th January 2020 9:37

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller has admitted that he will “consider his options” at the end of the season after struggling to secure consistent game time this season.

The 30-year-old, who has been at Bayern since playing in the youth ranks in 2000, has gone on to become a club legend having made 510 appearances in his decorated time with the Bavarian side.

The German has scored 190 goals and assisted 180 others on his way to winning 21 major trophies, including eight Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.

While Muller has appeared in all 17 of Bayern’s league games this term, six of those have come from the bench and he struggled to fit in under previous boss Niko Kovac.

As such, Muller was linked with a move away from the club, with Manchester United said to be interested as they looked to add more goals to their attack.

Indeed, fellow Germany legend Bastian Schweinsteiger insisted that a move to the Premier League would provide a breath of fresh air.

Those links went cold with United then heavily linked with now-Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, but Muller has spoken again about how he is considering a move away from Bayern in the summer.

“My focus is exclusively on being successful this season,” the forward told Sport1.

“What will happen in the summer, I will talk to the club and consider my options.

“Then let’s see in which direction things will go.”

 

 

Muller also insisted that anything could happen regarding his current contract, which runs out in 2021.

“With such a thing, all parties have to put their arguments in the pot,” he said.

“Let’s see if you can make an agreement there. You just have to compare what all parties want.”

Elsewhere, United are still some way off in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, according to reports.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with the Portuguese in the summer but it has been claimed in recent days that United are in negotiations with Sporting over a deal.

According to the Daily Mail, however, United’s offer of £50m upfront plus £10m in add-ons has been rejected by Sporting.

The newspaper says that Sporting value Fernandes at nearer £65m.

 

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