Even though Bayern Munich enjoyed another successful season last term winning the Bundesliga title, there was a lot of talk regarding the poor form of Thomas Müller, easily one of the most important players from the Allianz Arena outfit.
The club’s CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has said Bayern is not interested in selling Müller during the summer even though his performance this past season was below his standards. It has been reported that Chelsea, Juventus, Arsenal and Liverpool are all interested in submitting an offer for the attacking midfielder who can also operate as a striker, but Rummenigge said a deal won’t happen because the player “is a perfect fit for Bayern.”
The numbers do not help Müller, though. He only scored five goals in the Bundesliga last season, and endured a 999-minute scoring drought at the league level. This was quite a downgrade after his 2015-16 campaign, in which he netted 32 goals across all competitions.
Playing time might be an issue as well, because the 27-year-old played 800 minutes less under Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti last term than during Pep Guardiola’s final season in charge. That is quite a difference, but there is no way to mask Müller’s downgrade.
For now, Bayern have faith in that he will turn things around. But he might be available if he does not pick up the slack in the near future.