Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller says that the wages on offer in the Premier League are “tempting”.
Muller was rumoured with a move to Manchester United in the summer, with Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rumenigge last week telling Ed Woodward to stop emailing him over a possible move. United made a bid of £60m, with reports suggesting the player was open to their advances.
Now uller has admitted that the huge wages on offer make the Premier League a temptation for him, though he says decisions cannot be made on that basis alone.
“In the end, we should not forget that playing football is our job,” Muller told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
“So people should accept that wages will always play a role in a player’s decision-making. Of course, the wages that are being paid in the Premier League are very tempting. It would be hypocrisy to deny that.
“You have to look at the complete package to determine whether something is right for you. What’s good for you one day will not necessarily still be good for you the day after.
“I know that a lot of German clubs are unhappy with the Premier League clubs’ spending, but I think it is something good for all clubs in the end. It can only be a good thing for football when clubs invest so much money.”
Can’t help feeling Manchester United wouldn’t worry if Muller came for the money, rather dance around the room that he was coming at all.