Former Bayern Munich boss Ottmar Hitzfeld has performed down the potential of Thomas Muller leaving in January, claiming the the ahead has change into ‘an absolute identification figure’ for the membership.
According to German outlet Bild, Muller, 30, has requested to transfer on after turning into pissed off with an absence of game-time underneath Bayern supervisor Niko Kovac.
The 2014 World Cup winner has began Bayern’s final 5 matches in its place and has solely managed one aim this season, a 90th-minute volley towards Red Star Belgrade within the Champions League after changing Philippe Coutinho.
Manchester United and Arsenal, two golf equipment strongly linked with the Germany ahead up to now, are stated to be on crimson alert forward of the January switch window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet have badly struggled up entrance following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the summertime and may very well be tempted to check Bayern’s resolve for the Germany worldwide.
Hitzfeld, thought of a Bayern legend after two administration spells with the Bundesliga giants, is hopeful that Muller will keep however believes the striker’s resolution should be revered.
‘Thomas Muller at another club is hard to imagine for me. He is an absolute identification figure for Bayern,’ he advised Goal.
‘He has performed there since he was small and has matured right into a world-class participant, has received many titles.
‘But in the end it is his decision if he wants to do something else. You have to respect that.’
Muller has refused to verify reviews that he’s requested to go away Bayern and insists he will proceed to combat for his place underneath Kovac.
‘The media have speculated wildly in the past few days,’ Muller advised Kicker.
‘I won’t take part. It’s about specializing in sporting issues once more to make the approaching weeks with Bayern Munich profitable.
‘I will keep at it when it comes to competition for a place, and I’ll proceed to give it my all in coaching and throughout matches.
‘There’s nothing extra to say from facet.’