In reports surfacing out of Germany today, Liverpool Football Club have been linked with an audacious bid for Bayern Munich fan-favourite Thomas Muller.
Thomas Muller. Not a name I honestly thought would come up this transfer window but it is has done, courtesy of German publication BILD, who are linking the German forward with a move to one of “four top clubs” that includes Liverpool.
The article claims that interest in the Raumdeuter has been present from numerous European powerhouses for years now but was never acted upon due to the knowledge that Bayern would be extremely unwilling to sell.
Now, however, with the arrival of James Rodrigues on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid, it is claimed that the Munich-based giants would be more willing to listen should an offer come in for Muller’s services.
Jürgen Klopp is said to have “emphasised internally” his desire to sign the player should he become available and the German manager may pay close attention when the Reds travel to Munich for the Audi Cup – of which Bayern are also a part – in early August.
At 27 years of age, Muller’s list of achievements is certainly impressive on all of a personal, club and national team level.
The forward has been a part of a World Cup winning German side, boasts domestic honours and a Champions League with Bayern Munich and is also tipped to break countryman Miroslav Klose’s record of 16 World Cup goals having already scored 10 in his first two tournaments.
Muller is still contracted to Bayern until 2021 and is said to “fit perfectly” with the German club’s system and style of play, however, he did have a poor 2016/17 campaign and this, coupled with Rodriguez’ arrival, could open the door if the price is right.
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