Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has admitted that the enormous wages that are being paid out in the Premier League are tempting.
The 26-year-old German star has enjoyed a lot of success with Bayern, but he might end up leaving for the Premier League in the future.
“In the end, we should not forget that playing football is our job,” Muller told Welt am Sonntag.
“So people should accept that wages will always play a role in a player’s decision-making. Of course, the wages that are being paid in the Premier League are very tempting. It would be hypocrisy to deny that.
“You have to look at the complete package to determine whether something is right for you. What’s good for you one day will not necessarily still be good for you the day after.
“I know that a lot of German clubs are unhappy with the Premier League clubs’ spending, but I think it is something good for all clubs in the end. It can only be a good thing for football when clubs invest so much money.”
Manchester United and manager have Louis van Gaal have been open with their interested in Muller, but Bayern refused all offers.
Bayern’s chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, said: “Muller is not for sale. Our English colleagues seem to be unable to spend all of their money.
“It’s difficult. Everyone knows our old friend, Louis van Gaal. He is very stubborn in those things.
“Maybe he thinks that there is a price where Bayern will start to ruminate, but there is no price at all.
“Because of our partners and our really good financial situation we are completely resistant.
“There is no price, Thomas Muller has four years more on his contract.
“There is no one, not here or anywhere, who can explain to me why we should sell Thomas Muller.”
It remains to be seen if Muller will get a chance to earn the big bucks in England. He will be just shy of 30 years old when his current deal with Bayern expires.