Veteran striker Thomas Müller's time at Bayern Munich may be coming to an end, as reports suggest that the club has no plans to extend his contract beyond its current expiration date of June 30, 2024. The 34-year-old forward, who has expressed his desire to continue playing until 2025, is currently earning around €11 million per year (gross €20 million).
Müller's reduced playing time under new manager Thomas Tuchel has reportedly led to the decision to not offer him a new deal. The German international, who has been with Bayern since 2008, has made 680 appearances for the club, scoring 237 goals and winning 32 trophies.
Müller has been a key contributor to Bayern Munich's success in recent years. He has won the UEFA Champions League twice with the club, in 2013 and 2020. He has also represented Germany on 126 occasions, netting 45 goals, including the World Cup-winning strike in the 2014 final.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Müller remains hopeful of continuing his playing career. "I will wait a few more weeks and then I will be able to comment on it," he stated. "I want to play more, I'm having fun on the field, and I hope it shows."
Potential move to Manchester United
German media outlets have linked Müller with a potential move to Manchester United, a club that has been long-time admirers of the player.
United's interest in Müller dates back to Sir Alex Ferguson's managerial tenure, and they could offer him a short-term contract to bolster their attacking options. Another Bayern legend, Bastian Schweinsteiger, played in Manchester United after his contract in Munich was not extended due to his age.
He had a notable role in the English giant. Müller's departure from Bayern would mark the end of an era for the club, as he has been an integral part of their success over the past decade. However, with the emergence of younger players and the club's financial considerations, a decision has been made to move on.
It is unclear whether Müller will move to Manchester United or another club, but he is sure to be a sought-after player in the summer transfer window.