As Man United fall behind in the race for Thomas Muller, the Reds have suddenly emerged as challengers. Can Brendan Rodger pull off the transfer of the year?
Bayern Munich superstar Thomas Muller has been a key target for Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, but a new contender has emerged in the Muller sweepstakes.
According to the Metro, Muller has become a “unlikely transfer target” for Liverpool – who finished 6th on the Premier League table this past season, but have become flush with cash ever since selling Raheem Sterling to Man City for nearly £50 million.
Though the Bundesliga champions have maintained that Muller is not for sale, it hasn’t stopped Man United from making major overtures to the club in the range of record-setting offers for the 25-year-old superstar.
Man United were recently rumored to be connected to a Premier League-record £69.6 million bid for Muller, but it was later reported to be false.
Muller is coming off yet another strong year with his 3rd straight season with 13 league goals and 20+ total goals. He has also been sensational for the German national team, recording six goals in Germany’s run to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final.