Liverpool Ready £57m Bid for World Cup Winner
Imagine if Liverpool go out of their way to sign a truly world class striker this summer? No disrespect to Roberto Firmino – the Brazilian is a good player but he is not an out-and-out striker like he was deployed on a number of occasions last season. Although the Reds do have Daniel Sturridge, he spends more time on the treatment table than on the pitch.
However, if you believe a report by the Daily Star today (via Fichajes), Jürgen Klopp may be changing the face of Liverpool’s attack this summer as the manager is ready to make a stunning £57 million move for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller.
According to the report, Klopp believes with Bayern Munich’s signing of James Rodríguez from Real Madrid, Müller’s place is far from assured in manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and that Liverpool will aim to leverage on this to sign the German star.
Bayern Munich only recently signed James Rodríguez from Real Madrid, although the deal is an initial two years loan deal with an option to buy, it is expected that the Colombian will give Muller a tough time in the battle for a starting place in Bayern Munich’s starting eleven next season.
Thomas Müller largely struggled last season; scoring only five Bundesliga goals as a bit-part player for the Bavarians. Thus, Liverpool may stand a chance of convincing him to leave the German champions for the Premier league.
The problem Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool will face is convincing Bayern Munich to sell the 2014 World Cup winner. Three years ago rejected a reported £80 million bid from Manchester United for the player. For this reason, £57 million may not be enough for Bayern Munich to accept.
Earlier in the week, Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge came out saying Thomas Müller is not for sale, saying:
“Thomas is still unsaleable because he fits perfectly with FC Bayern.
“There is no discussion about this.
“But Thomas as well as we are in agreement in the evaluation of the last season: It was not a good one.
“But that is not a problem either.”
Signing Thomas Müller would be a massive coup for either Liverpool or Manchester United, should either player convince both Bayern Munich to accept an offer and persuade the player to move to the Premier League.