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Players Who Turned Down Big Money Moves | Totti, Giggs, Lahm

Players Who Turned Down Big Money Moves | Totti, Giggs, Lahm

5. Philip Lahm – Bayern Munich

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The industrious right-back has been at Bavarian giants Bayern since he was just 11 years old

Philipp Lahm has told Squawka he rejected a move to Manchester United to stay at Bayern Munich.

Lahm, 31, said he was wanted at both Old Trafford and Barcelona but has no regrets about remaining in his homeland.

Germany’s World Cup-winning captain has lifted seven Bundesliga titles and the 2013 Champions League in his time at Bayern.

Born in Munich, the versatile defender’s only other club was Stuttgart, where he spent a season on loan.

Lahm said: “As a player, you always think about your options and there was a time when Manchester United made an approach for me — and Barcelona looked at me — so I considered life in England or Spain.

“The Premier League was an interesting possibility but in the end I decided to stay in Germany.

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