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Müller’s banter with ref recorded (Tz)

Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller is known by many for his on-field banter as much as his world-class performances. During Wednesday’s Champions League win over Lokomotiv Moscow, Müller had a bit of a back-and-forth with the referee after he was fouled — but found no whistle blown:

As almost always, (Müller) was in the starting line-up against the Russians in the Allianz Arena. And as always, a saying from him made people laugh during the game. After almost 25 minutes, Müller was hit hard on the foot by an opponent near the penalty area, the referee, who was actually good, did not decide on a foul because the ex-international screamed but did not go down.

Then Müller lamented and asked the referee why he had not blown his whistle. His answer could not be heard, but Müller’s reaction: “Should I let myself go, or what?!” the offensive player asked rhetorically: “Will I get the whistle then? Is it better then?”

In the end, FC Bayern didn’t get the free kick, which would have been a very good opportunity.

There Müller goes again, getting penalized for not getting hit hard enough.

Anyway, this was social media material as well:

Bremen needs to decide whether to extend or sell Sargent (Bild)

Werder Bremen striker Josh Sargent has made huge strides in his game since moving to Germany, but Die Werderaner is going to have to make a call on whether to extend the youngster’s deal or sell him in the near future.

“We want to keep our good young players long-term, that also applies to Josh,” said Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann. “He has developed very well, but is not a finished product yet. A contract extension does not have to be tackled in the short term.”

Even so, Bild asserts that Sargent “could be a sales candidate as early as the summer” as Werder Bremen is just one of many clubs hit hard financially by the pandemic. More, Die Werderaner might not have enough cash flow to think about an extension for Sargent or even star forward Milot Rashica at this stage.

Per Taylor Twellman, Sargent could be looking at a future in England:

KHR dismisses Dybala rumors (Tuttosport)

As part of his interview with Tuttosport, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge tackled one of the long-running Schmankerl rumors. For years now (literally), it was been said that Rummenigge is a big fan of Juventus star Paulo Dybala and was interested in bringing him to Bayern Munich.

Rummenigge, however, threw some cold water on those thoughts.

“I’ve heard these rumors too, but can assure you that there is nothing true,” said Rummenigge. “We never even had serious contact with your agent.”

Should we play “Taps” or something? I don’t know what to do.

Haaland to rehab in Qatar (@BlackYellow)

Like some other prized athletes are doing these days, Borussia Dortmund phenom Erling Haaland is going to get treatment for his hamstring injury in Qatar:

Get to know this guy (@BrotherlyGame)

Philadelphia Union star Brenden Aaronson is slated to move to Red Bull Salzburg in January, but had a pretty successful night in the United States’ 6-0 friendly win over El Salvador. With a goal and an assist, Aaronson got a chance to show his talent.

Interestingly, should rumored Bayern Munich target Dominik Szoboszlai leave this winter, Aaronson will likely be on a faster track to breaking in. Aaronson is a pacey, creative, and dynamic attacking midfielder, who is not quite the finisher that Szoboszlai is, but who is also getting much better in that area of his game.

Aaronson has good vision and brings a lot of energy to the pitch. If his current developmental rate continues, he is a player we could see in Germany’s Bundesliga soon:

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