Miami - Italian agent Giovanni Branchini declared to Calciomercato.com that Manchester United tried their best to acquire Bayern Münich’s Thomas Müller, whom the agent represents.
Miami – Italian agent Giovanni Branchini declared to Calciomercato.com that Manchester United tried their best to acquire Bayern Münich’s Thomas Müller, whom the agent represents.
“Manchester United wanted Thomas Muller at all costs,” revealed Branchini.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal admires the German star and allegedly did not hold back using solid attempts to get him. The Italian agent emphasized that the British club was not easy to convince that Müller would not be released and would remain with Bayern.
“I’ve spent days trying to explain Bayern Münich would never let him leave – so in the end they changed their mind,” he added.
Branchini said that Old Trafford wanted to purchase the 26-year-old player during the last summer transfer window for a large yet undisclosed amount.
According to UK’s Daily Mail, the amount of the offer reportedly placed by the Red Devils to sign the German forward has not been confirmed, however there were rumors of a £71 million bid.
United’s boss might have missed on giving Müller a red jersey this time, yet the relationship between both men is a great one.
In 2010, when Van Gaal managed Bayern, he favored the German star so much that he was quoted as saying: “with me, Müller will always play”. On his part, Thomas told Champions magazine, that the Dutchman was “a genius technician” who makes players “improve every time”.
The Red Devils of Van Gaal seemed to be determined in enlisting Bayern’s forward, but only time will tell if Münich will release him, as his contract is reportedly set to expire in 2019.