Out of favor Luis Gustavo keen on seeing out Bayern Munich contract
Luis Gustavo hopes to become an important part of Pep Guardiola’s reign at Bayern Munich. The Brazilian midfielder plans on seeing out his contract with the treble-winning side, although rumors suggest Pep Guardiola has hinted him towards packing his bags and moving out.
Reportedly, Pep Guardiola wants to sell Luis Gustavo this summer. The 25-year-old Brazil international has found it tough to feature in Bayern Munich’s first-team since his arrival from 1899 Hoffenheim in 2011.
Pep Guardiola has a long list of players that can be fielded in the midfield at Bayern Munich. Luis Gustavo specializes in playing as a defensive midfielder. Unfortunately for him Javi Martinez has cemented his place in the team at that position.
Javi Martinez outshone many stars in the Bayern Munich squad last season. The young Spaniard became an impregnable wall in the midfield, which allowed a free role for the center-backs and full-backs.
Pep Guardiola is an avid fan of Javi Martinez, which is why he won’t bench him for Luis Gustavo, who has been under the gun for lack lustrous performances last season. Luis Gustavo believes he can still be of great assistance to the club and is confident about staying at Allianz Arena next season.
“I am under contract,” Luis Gustavo told Globo Esporte. “I want to stay but let's see what happens. I will present myself to the new manager on July 18 and let's see what his decision will be.
“This title doesn't make me feel that I am certain to play. It's always good to be valued, to see your job is being done well. Everyone who works feels happy to be valued.
“Now, let's see what will happen. I want to see out my contract. Our team is very good and I feel well in Munich, but let's see.”
Luis Gustavo unsettled relationship with Bayern Munich has attracted interest from a couple of European clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco and Manchester City. The Brazil international could be tempted in moving away from the club if opportunity to play in the first-team and a higher salary package is offered.