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Report: Thomas Müller wants to leave Bayern in January

By Rune Gjerulff

Thomas Müller has apparently decided that he wants to leave Bayern München.

Thomas Müller and Niko Kovac.
Thomas Müller and Niko Kovac.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0
Thomas Müller wants permission to leave Bayern München in the winter, according to Sport Bild.

As reported on Tuesday, Müller is growing increasingly unsatisfied at the Bavarian club.

Müller has been on the bench for Bayern's last five games and would like to play more. In addition to that, he reportedly feels a lack of appreciation at the club that he has represented in his entire career so far.

Apparently, Bayern coach Niko Kovac's statements on Saturday made Müller realize that he's just considered an emergency plan - and he doesn't want to accept that role.

"If there's trouble, he will certainly get his minutes," Kovac said after Bayern's 1-2 loss to Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Müller has been linked with various clubs in the past, but it's the first time he actually wants to leave Bayern.

According to Sport Bild, Inter showed an interest in Müller in the summer of 2019 while Liverpool and Arsenal inquired about him last year.

Back in 2015, Manchester United were ready to pay €100 million for Müller, who ultimately decided to stay at Bayern, because he didn't want to leave his home area.

With an annual salary of around €15 million, Müller is one of the top earners at Bayern.

The 30-year-old, who is under contract until 2021, came through the youth ranks at Bayern to make his debut in 2008. Since then, he has made 495 appearances, racking up 186 goals and 171 assists.

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