Reports over the January transfer window linked Thomas Muller with a shock exit from Bayern Munich. Reports suggested that Premier League sides Everton and Newcastle United were keen to bring the German playmaker to England. But in the end, the deal could not be pulled over the line.
Reliable football journalist Christian Falk, talking about Thomas Muller’s transfer situation In a recent segment of Bayern Insider podcast, he said:
“The contract situation with Thomas will probably be with us for the next few days, probably weeks.
“You read it, I reported it; Everton and Newcastle are already getting their hopes up.
“I don’t think that’s going to happen, but of course, other clubs are now paying attention to Thomas, so Bayern should get a move on.”
Everton did have a pretty decent January transfer window. After the appointment of Frank Lampard as the new head coach. The club managed to sign Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United and Dele Alli on a permanent basis from Tottenham Hotspurs on transfer deadline day.
Is Thomas Muller the perfect signing for Frank Lampard at Everton?
Thomas Muller has proved again and again over the years that he is one of the top forwards in the game. Despite all the individual and team achievements over the years, he still remains one of the most underrated footballers on the planet.
This term yet again the forward is enjoying an outstanding season. Muller has hade 330 appearances in all competitors for the German outfit. In this time he has recorded an outstanding ten goals and twenty assists in all competitions. (stats via Transfermarkt)
Firstly Thomas Muller looks like a leader on and off the pitch. Everton’s recent struggles have shown that the club is in dire need of leaders on the pitch. Muller certainly ticks that box. Secondly, Muller currently holds the record for most assists in a single Bundesliga season as well as the record for most assists in the Bundesliga ever.
This would mean that the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison will have plenty of chances to feast upon. Dominic Calvert-Lewin in particular has recorded 13 goals and 16 goals in the last two Premier League seasons. He would certainly benefit from the German forwards’ arrival.
But there still remain massive doubts that whether Everton can get the deal over the line to not. But as things stand the rumours look to stretch out until the summer transfer window at least.
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