The Figures That Are Being Paid For Player These Days Are ‘absurd’ -Muller



Germany and Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has voiced his dismay with the way clubs are treating players and the recent transfer figures “ridiculous” and footballers as ‘business merchandise’s in a scorching evaluation of present day football’s ‘big circus’.

Manchester United set another world record in front of the 2016-17 crusade when they spent an underlying transfer record of €105 million (£89m) on Paul Pogba, having had a comparable £85million Manchester United offer the previous summer but distanced himself from the games’ money driven trend

The 27-year-old emphasis on ‘having a fabulous time on the pitch’ – yet, he has perceived a more extensive move to players being distracted by the huge cash encompassing them.

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“The figures that are being paid these days are absurd. No human being is worth that kind of money,” Muller told GQ.


“Modern day football players are like commercial goods. But this should not affect us. You are only going to put yourself under a lot of pressure if you start thinking about a high transfer fee.

“I am quite relaxed under all this. It is all about having fun on the pitch for me, to help your team-mates and to win things.

“But you have to realise that you are part of a business when you are a football player. You are part of one big circus. You cannot let this get to you or it will drive you crazy as a human being.”

Even at 27, Muller still has quite a bit of his career in front of him but will think about retirement if clubs are to permit cameras inside the dressing as they take a gander at different approaches to expand incomes.

“Cameras in the dressing room would be too much for me,” Muller stated.

“I hope to have retired before that happens.

“A camera misses nothing in the dressing room. A team lives in the dressing room, what happens there is of no interest to anyone else. Cameras in the dressing room would be a no-go for me.”


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