While contract negotiations with other Munich stars are stalling, an agreement with the club icon is within reach. Why the situation is different with him than with Gnabry or Lewandowski.
Over the past ten years, Thomas Müller has not only developed into an absolute top performer and regular at FC Bayern, but the 32-year-old has also become a real identification figure for the record champions. Looking at the latest news, it seems as if “Radio Müller” will be on the air at the Isar for one or two more years.
“Thomas Müller belongs to FC Bayern like the Frauenkirche to Munich”, with this sentence President Herbert Hainer recently made clear the standing the attacking midfielder enjoys at FCB. Müller is one of the few players in the Bayern squad who have made the leap from their own junior ranks to the professionals.
Even though the German international is slowly but surely entering the late autumn of his career, he continues to be an important component under Julian Nagelsmann – and should remain so over the next three years.
Contract talks with Müller proceed promisingly
While the contract talks with Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry are turning into real hang-ups, things seem to be going much better with Müller. As early as mid-March, the first reports were doing the rounds that the club and the player had entered into concrete negotiations. According to information from the pay-TV channel “Sky”, they are already on the home stretch.
This is mainly due to the fact that both sides have the firm will to continue working together: “The situation is relatively simple. Müller wants to stay at FC Bayern and the Bayern bosses are all counting on the figurehead to extend,”.
Plettenberg assumes that the two parties will soon come to an agreement and that the Müller extension will be wrapped up soon: “It won’t take long now. Müller will extend his contract with FC Bayern,” the Bayern insider emphasises.
Müller is set under Nagelsmann
According to Sky, an extension until 2025 is on the cards. In keeping with this, Müller himself recently emphasised that he wants to play at the “absolute top level” until 2025. In view of his current performance figures, there is no reason why Munich should not extend the contract with the DFB star. The “space interpreter” has 34 goals in 38 appearances this season. Under Nagelsmann, Müller is a set player. In addition, he not only plays a key role on the pitch, but is also a leader off it, always leading the way.
A Müller extension would also be an important signal in the direction of Lewandowski. Talks with the Pole have not yet begun. But if Bayern can retain the top provider of assists in Europe’s top leagues for the long term, it will underline the club’s self-imposed ambitions to be in the running to win the Champions League every season.