Hainer expects Thomas Muller to retire at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer expects Thomas Muller to retire in Bavaria. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer expects Thomas Muller to retire in Bavaria. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images) /

The next few weeks are set to be dominated by the talk about the future of three senior players at Bayern Munich. Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, and Robert Lewandowski will have just over one year left on their current deal. Die Roten wants to keep all three players, but negotiations for new deals are not yet completed.

Thomas Muller is expected to stay in Bavaria. The German forward is relaxed about his future as he remains a key player under Julian Nagelsmann. Moreover, Muller’s numbers in the final third have enjoyed a very good consistency in the last three seasons.

The Bavarian club has begun negotiations with Muller regarding a new deal. While the club is eager to keep Muller at the club, the financial aspect of the deal needs to be worked on as he is one of the top earners in Bavaria.

Bayern president Herbert Hainer is confident about Muller signing a new deal at the club. In an interview with BR24 this week (via TeamTalk), Hainer compared Muller to Frauenkirche in Munich. The club president believes that Muller will definitely spend the rest of his career in Bavaria.

"“I’m firmly convinced that Thomas Müller belongs to FC Bayern like the Frauenkirche belongs to Munich. I’m firmly convinced he will end his career at FC Bayern.”"

Muller made his debut for Die Roten in 2008. After coming through the club’s academy, Muller has become a pivotal player for the first team in the last 14 seasons. He has always been identified as Bayern’s finest player that came through the club’s academy.

In the last 14 seasons, only one season Muller contemplated leaving Bavaria. After struggling to get playing time under Niko Kovac at the start of the 2019/20 campaign, Muller was thinking about leaving the club to get adequate playing time. However, the Croatian manager’s departure changed things dramatically for Muller.

After enjoying incredible goal-scoring campaigns under previous coaches, Muller became a creative force with the guidance of Hansi Flick. The German forward broke the record for most assists in a single season. His astute awareness of space in the final third helps in stretching defenses. Thomas Muller is also very good at delivering crosses and playing intricate passes in the final third, making him one of the best playmakers in Europe.

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The 32-year-old forward is showing no signs of slowing down, so it makes sense for Die Roten to extend his contract. It remains to be seen if Bayern will offer him shorter deals as he nears the mid-30s. Along with his quality on the pitch, Thomas Muller also has a lot to offer in the dressing room as a leader. The Bavarian faithful will be hoping that negotiations are soon concluded between Muller and Rekordmeister.