Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern cannot believe what they are hearing after Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that his club turned down a huge offer for striker Thomas Muller this summer, as reported by the Daily Star.
Real Madrid and Manchester United were both credited with an interest in the versatile forward. However Rummenigge then went on in his interview to comment on how increased money flowing into English clubs may make it difficult for his club to turn down future offers – which hints that it was an English club that had lodged the offer.
The World Cup winner was heavily linked with a move to Louis Van Gaal’s team this summer and our Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern this morning are wondering if it was their club who made this audacious bid.
Much has been made of Manchester United transfer business this summer with many high profile comings and goings. With them in the end settling for teenage wonderkid Anthony Martial as their new signing up front.
Our landlord believes Muller would have been an incredible signing for Manchester United and can understand why the German club turned down huge money to keep him.
Muller has had an incredible career to date winning the Bundesliga four times, Champions League and World cup, as well as the World Cup Golden boot in 2010 – and he is still only 25 years old!
With all this in mind and his impressive record of 126 goals in 308 appearance for Bayern it is easy to see why they decided to turn down large amounts of money to keep him on their books.
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