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‘Barca, United wanted me’- Lahm reveals

Phillipe Lahm (left) joins teammates Thomas Mueller (centre) and Thiago Alcantara to celebrate a goal. PHOTO/File

Phillipe Lahm (left) joins teammates Thomas Mueller (centre) and Thiago Alcantara to celebrate a goal. PHOTO/File

MUNICH, September 23- Bayern Munich skipper Philipp Lahm has admitted Barcelona and Manchester United made offers to sign him in recent seasons.

The former Germany international has been with the Bavarian club for his entire career, having been born in Munich.

However, Lahm revealed this week that he considered moving abroad a few seasons ago, but feels vindicated in his decision to stay after Bayern won the Champions League in 2013.

“Yes, as a player you always think about your options, and there was a time where Manchester United made an approach for me – and Barcelona looked at me too – so I considered life in England or Spain,” he was quoted as saying by Goal.

“The Premier League was an interesting possibility.

“But in the end I decided to stay in Germany. Bayern is my home town club and I thought good things could happen for the club, so I signed on for more years, and it proved to be the right decision.

“I felt we had the chance to win the Champions League, and I was right. I’d rather win it with my club, my home town team, than with any other. So England might have been nice – but I am glad I stayed in Germany.”

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