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Thomas Muller Doesn’t Think Bayern Munich Needs A New Backup Striker

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller has questioned the club’s need to sign a backup striker for Robert Lewandowski, despite the German champions’ pursuit of Sandro Wagner.

Bayern Munich are in talks with Hoffenheim about signing the German international striker, but the two clubs are “miles apart on the transfer fee” according to president Uli Hoeness.

However, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would not rule out signing Wagner, a former Bayern striker, if the two clubs “were able to agree a sensible transfer fee.”

Muller, 28, hailed his Germany teammate as “a very good player who undoubtedly has his qualities,” but pointed out that Bayern’s first-choice striker Lewandowski would also demand a starting spot when fit.

“When I am tired it is easy to say I need a backup — and if that only happens every three months, it’s not ideal and also difficult for Mr. Backup,” Muller said.

He added: “Of course when Lewy did have a problem two or three weeks ago, it would have been good to have a backup, but when that is only every three or four games, it is not ideal for a trainer either — especially when Lewy is fit.”

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