Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has been pleased with the news of the renewal of Thomas Muller’s contract, as he believes the player is a symbol of the city, similar to the Oktoberfest festival.
The future of Thomas Muller was questioned among the many speculations that started about possible transfers of the 30-year-old since the beginning of this 2019/20 season.
After losing his place as a regular in the reigning German champions under coach Niko Kovac, the German was said to be determined to continue his career with another club.
However, now he has regained his place in the first lineup, as new coach Hansi Flick trusts his experience and quality. This has led Muller to win a new contract, which was formalized on Tuesday and is valid until 2023 and which left Hainer happy.
“It’s good news, of course, and I was extremely happy to hear that Muller had signed a new deal,” Hainer said in an interview with Bayern’s official website.
“Muller is a hero, a symbol of Bayern Munich. He has spent his entire career here and has returned to scoring under Hansi Flick in recent months. He makes so many assists and is a great player.
“I think Thomas Muller belongs to Bayern, just as the Oktoberfest belongs to the city of Munich. Therefore, this is very good news. ”
Muller has only played for Bayern Munich throughout his career. During this period, the Bavarian has made a total of 521 appearances in official matches for Bayern, scoring 195 goals.