Football agent Giovanni Branchini has exhumed a fact about one of Manchester United target during the summer. According to Branchini, the Red Devils wanted to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller at all costs, as claimed by Calciomercato.
United were massively linked with a move for Muller throughout the summer, with a report from the Guardian suggesting the club were keen to offer the Bundesliga champions up to £100m for the services of the World Cup winner.
“Manchester United wanted Muller at all costs,” Branchini said.
“I spent days explaining that Bayern Munich would never sell. And as this case develops knowing it would be an advantage for the club because it helps to turn the page and not to focus on just one goal.”
Branchini’s comments also echo the claims of the Daily Mail journalist Jamie Jackson, who told talkSPORT that Louis van Gaal ‘really wanted’ the world class attacker.
Muller, 26, has been in brilliant form for Bayern this season with six goals to his name in the club’s first seven games. Meanwhile, the Germany international has failed to scored in Bayern’s last three games.
Van Gaal was in charge of the Bavarian champions when Muller got his debut for them, and the Dutch boss was so keen to reunite with his former player during the summer.
Also, in his new book titled Leading former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that the club actually came close to signing Muller when he was 10 years old.