'A player like him is part of our DNA' - Jose Mourinho told to forget about landing top transfer target
Published 30/11/2016 | 14:27
Bayern Munich would never sell striker Thomas Muller to Manchester United, even if the Old Trafford club offered a world record transfer fee in a bid to prise him away.
That’s the view of prominent Bavarian politician Edmund Stoiber - who boasts strong connections with the club - as he suggested the Bayern board would not consider sanctioning the sale of a player who was the subject of numerous bids from United in the last couple of years.
Bayern chiefs confirmed they turned down record breaking offers from United for Muller, but Stoiber has suggested their pursuit was always likely to fall on deaf ears.
“No one on the Supervisory Board would vote to sell. It should not happen that Thomas Muller plays at Manchester United,” Stoiber told Bild.
“Muller is more than just an excellent footballer. A player like him is part of our DNA. He plays an important role at the club. Muller not only creates emotions with his goals, he talks to the fans hearts.
“Muller is the ‘boy next door’. He is the opposite of, for example, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is more than just an excellent footballer. A player like him is part of our DNA. He plays an important role at the club. Muller not only creates emotions with his goals, he talks to the fans hearts.
“When Bastian Schweinsteiger went to Manchester United, the fans were not happy
“He’s 32 years old and wanted to experience something new. The members and fans, however, would never forgive us if we sell Thomas Muller. No matter how much money.”
United are reported to be preparing to make a move to sign Bayern defender David Alaba in the January transfer window, but it seems that any renewed attempt to sign Muller will fall flat.