Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Muller has played down reports of a transfer to Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old rose to prominence four years ago at the World Cup in South Africa, where he finished the tournament as joint top-scorer. Since then, he has become a key part on Bayern’s team, and played an intergral role in their success last year when the Bavarians lifted the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.
Speculation had suggested Muller could be subject of a bid from Los Blancos in the summer, where he would join up with compatriot Sami Khedira in the middle of the park at the Santiago Bernabeu. With Xabi Alonso having signed a new deal recently, and Asier Illarramendi waiting in the wings, Madrid have plenty of options already.
And Muller said talk of a move was absurd as he is happy at his current club, where he is coached by former Barcelona boss Pep Guariola.
Speaking to AZ, Muller stated: “Real Madrid? There has been a lot of speculation about my future in the past few weeks, months and even years. We have all seen what has come from those rumours so far.
“It’s not a bad feeling when you hear about interest from abroad. However, at the moment there is absolutely no reason for me to leave Bayern Munich for another club.”