Thomas Muller: Why Players Struggle To Turn Down China

Cinese clubs have recently become giants in world football. Cash rich, they have signed some of the biggest names in Europe for extraordinary fees. Star players like Hulk, Jackson Martinez, Oscar and Tevez  have all been seduced by the financial gain over in Asia. Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has a strong understanding of the importance  money has in football.

“It is a difficult position for us players because first, to play football is our profession,” he told Goal.

“So we earn our money with that but also you have to think about the best competitions are in Europe. You have to decide.

“But I think the top, top players who have the mindset to win competition every year, every year on a high level, they stay in Europe and maybe when they are over the peak but also on a good level, they can go around the world and see things that can also be interesting.

“But it’s also a very crazy time. As a player you have to handle this situation.”

Muller is currently in the peak years of his career and is still a key player for Bayern Munich. However it is possible that he may move to China in the future to seek a massive financial reward.