Thomas Muller says that he’s not going to rule out leaving Bayern Munich for somewhere different, amid links to Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool this summer.
Muller spoke to German publication Kicker via TribalFootball about his future after all the speculation over the summer. The Bayern Munich forward reiterated that he’s happy in Germany but could be convinced to follow Bastian Schweinsteiger’s example and move away.
“Of course, it’s possible. When my time is up, it’s up. Schweinsteiger was here for over 10 years and now he’s been gone for over two years and another player is here instead. It will be exactly the same with me. If I drop dead tomorrow, there will be a funeral, yet on Friday, 11 players will still be out on the pitch. That’s life.
“At the moment, I don’t think it’s going to happen because I am very happy here. However, I’m not saying that somewhere different in the world definitely wouldn’t be my thing either.” It’s not the first time that English clubs have been linked with Muller and his latest comments here will only encourage them to try again.
Manchester United have been linked in the past and it was reported last week that Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all enquired about the German’s availability in the summer window. For four seasons from 2012/13 to 2015/16, Muller consistently scored over 20 goals a season for Bayern in all competitions.
This significantly dropped off to just nine last year, despite playing a similar number of matches. Although that drop was accompanied by a rather large number of assists, 17 in total, that still didn’t stop the speculation that the German international could leave. But it seems that for the time being he plans to stay put.
If Arsenal wanted to make a move for him then perhaps it would be better to wait until the Gunners are back in the Champions League anyway.