Bayer Munich forward Thomas Muller has reportedly made clear his intention to force through a transfer in the winter window, with the player harbouring serious doubts about his current game time, claims a report from Germany.
Thomas has spent his entire professional playing career with die Roten having joined the club’s youth ranks at the age of 11 back in 2000.
But the one-time World Cup golden boot winner has cut a frustrated figure this season as his playing time has been marginalised to just three top-flight starts under Bayern boss Niko Kovac.
The striker was often seen as one of football’s most underrated talents, with his goal-scoring prowess an important feature of his game despite rarely playing as a traditional No.9.
Muller had previously been connected with a move to Liverpool to ease the blow of losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, but a move never materialised as Jurgen’s men went from strength to strength regardless.
Former Old Trafford manager Louis Van Gaal had long been touted as a big admirer during his time in Manchester, but more recent interest has been registered from euro powerhouse Inter Milan.
Now, a report from the German outlet SportBild has revealed that the 30-year-old star ‘wants to leave Munich’, with the player reportedly taking offence from a comment made by head coach Kovac that stated: “If need be on the hook, he will certainly get his minutes”
The report claims that this quote reflects the ‘lack of appreciation for the world champion within the club’.