After his new extension, there is a lot to say that Thomas Müller will end his active career at FC Bayern one day. As the veteran has now revealed, his whereabouts in Munich were seriously on the brink three times.
The first time this was with an offer by Ralf Rangnick for a transfer to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the second half of the 2008/2009 season, the international revealed in an interview with “Merkur” and “TZ”.
At that time Müller still played with the Bayern amateurs and had had a view of a regular place in the Bundesliga at Hoffenheim.
“In retrospect, Hermann Gerland, fortunately, stood against it with all his might and prevented the transfer,” recalled the offensive man.
FC Bayern advanced by Manchester United
A few years later, coach Louis van Gaal attracted him to Manchester United.
“With my thoughts, I was on the trail that I could imagine playing again under my” explorer “,” explained Müller.
FC Bayern had given a transfer to a transfer despite a high offer from United. “That was a huge evidence of trust on the part of the FCB,” emphasized the 32-year-old.
Kovac made Müller brooding at FC Bayern
He was tempted again in 2019 when he was often only a replacement under the then coach Niko Kovac.
“I am primarily concerned with whether it fits in terms of Müller, whether I can live out my love for football on the pitch,” said Müller. Therefore he was looking for a conversation with the club.
“Of course, I was aware that a contract was not signed with the passage: to only fulfill in a good mood,” admitted Müller.
Kovac had to leave Bayern in November 2019. Under his successor Hansi Flick, Müller again won a leading role in the Munich midfield.
At the beginning of May, he extended his contract by one year until mid -2024 in 2023. There was no clause for a further extension by 2025, emphasized Müller.