Per a new report in Bild (via AZ), Thomas Muller is slightly aggravated at the fact that Bayern Munich has not yet begun contract extension talks with him. It’s understood that the club wants to wait until at least after the second leg against Chelsea in the Champions League to do so. Muller’s current contract with the club is set to expire in the summer of 2021 along with Manuel Neuer’s, Javi Martinez’s, Thiago Alcantara’s, and David Alaba’s.
Ever since Hansi Flick has taken charge of Bayern, Muller has been one of the club’s most important players and has been on a fantastic run of form. He’s currently tallied 10 goals and 19 assists across all competitions. He leads the Bundesliga with 16 assists and he’s also fourth in the league in crosses from open play (77). The Raumdeuter’s consistent presence in Bayern’s starting eleven under Flick has translated to more goals and more points. Next to Alphonso Davies, he’s arguably been one of Bayern’s best and most consistent performers under Flick.
Bayern has already opened contract negotiations with Neuer, partially considering the fact that they’ve already signed Alexander Nubel from Schalke. Regardless of the motives, however, this is reportedly seen by Muller as a bit of a lack of appreciation given how good his performances have been.
Of course, the situation with Neuer may be different than Muller with Nubel’s coming arrival this summer, but it still sets a troubling precedent for a player like Muller, who’s been so effective so far this campaign. Thiago and Alaba have also been in fine form and could also feel a bit perplexed as to why their contracts haven’t yet been extended. Hopefully extension negotiations begin at some point before the start of next season for the trio -Javi Martinez might not have as strong of a case, unfortunately.