Thomas Muller has defended the transfer strategy of his club Bayern Munich. The German giants are known to raid their Bundesliga rivals and this summer alone they managed to sign Marcel Sabitzer and Dayot Upamecano from league rivals RB Leipzig. Muller, however, points to Paris Saint-Germain as the French side rejected offers from other clubs for their star player Kylian Mbappe.
In the past Bayern raided Borussia Dortmund, signing Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze and Mats Hummels. Muller was asked if Sabitzer and Upamecano were signed to hinder Leipzig’s chances of winning the Bundesliga. “No way!”, Muller told Sport Bild. “No club has an obligation to sell. Look at PSG and Mbappe. Like every club, we’re on the lookout for quality that fits into our budget.”
“It’s normal to look around for options in the same league. There have always been transfers that are hotly debated, and that’s a good thing.” Bayer have been enjoying a very good start to the 2021/22 season with two wins and a draw from their first three games. Meanwhile Leipzig have only managed to win one game and the Rote Bullen are currently in 10th place on the table.