Joshua Kimmich says it's hard to imagine Thomas Müller leaving Bayern München, but understands why the 30-year-old it's happy with his current role at the club.
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Joshua Kimmich understands why Thomas Müller isn't happy with his lack of playing time at Bayern München, but says the 30-year-old will leave a big void if he departs the club.
Sport Bild claims Müller wants to leave Bayern in January, and in an interview with Kicker on Wednesday, the 30-year-old admitted that he will consider his future if the coaching team at Bayern continue to see him as a substitute.
"It's difficult to imagine Bayern without Thomas. He's a huge identification figure, just like [Bastian] Schweinsteiger and Philipp [Lahm] were," Kimmich told reporters after Germany's 2-2 draw with Argentina on Wednesday and added:
"It's clear that Thomas isn't satisfied with the situation. I can understand that he wants to play.
"He always does very, very well. He's a bit of a free thinker. He's difficult to control as an opponent, because you never know what's going to happen," he said.
Müller, 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.