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Sky Sports Scout - Thomas Muller

We run the rule over Bayern Munich starlet Thomas Muller

Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.

NAME: Thomas Muller AGE: 20 (13th September, 1989) BORN: Weilheim, Germany POSITION: Forward CLUB: Bayern Munich FACTS: Called up to senior German squad three months after his debut for U21s. Sky Sports Scout Ratings: 0-10 - No hoper 11-20 - Should look elsewhere 21-30 - Might not make it 31-40 - Has work to do 41-50 - Keep an eye on him 51-60 - Great prospect 61-70 - On his way to the top 71-80 - Already World-class

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Latest under our scout's gaze is German youngster Thomas Muller - recommended by Sky Sports reader Jan Denns.

The scout reports...

Thomas Muller joined Bayern as a ten-year-old, and he is now theirs and Germany's big hope for the future.

He first came to prominence in 2007 when he led the Bayern Under-19 to their cup final, courtesy of 18 goals.

He was promoted to the reserve squad the year after, but also began training with the first-team squad under Jurgen Klinsmann's tutelage.

Muller was then handed his first-team debut at the start of the 2008 season - although he primarily spent the campaign with Bayern's second-string.

He was handed a two-and-half-year deal early in 2009 and it was not long before Louis van Gaal made him a first-team regular, and he showed his promise with two-goals at Borussia Dortmund in a 5-1 win.

Later that year he was handed a fresh deal by Bayern taking him through to 2013. Also at the end of 2009, Muller was handed his German Under-21 debut, and just months after that he was called-up to the senior squad by Joachim Low.

Quick in foot and mind, Muller has the ability to play anywhere in midfield and attack, and his versatility makes him a hugely valuable asset.

Although his passing is an excellent feature of his game, his finishing is also a particular highlight - making him an all-round forward and a huge threat to any opposition.

The scout says...

A brilliant campaign now means Muller will certainly be on the flight to South Africa and deservedly so.

Having come through the Bayern youth system, he hasn't had the publicity of the likes of Ozil, Marin or even Bayern team-mate Kroos - but Muller could easily prove to be the best of Germany's new generation of stars.

The Scout rating...

Shooting: 9 out of 10

Passing: 8 out of 10

Tackling: 7 out of 10

Heading: 6 out of 10

Pace: 8 out of 10

Vision: 6 out of 10

Current ability: 8 out of 10

Potential ability: 10 out of 10


Current value: £8million

Potential value: £30million

Your opinion...

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