Niklas Sule says it was not difficult for him to snub interest from Premier League leaders Chelsea to join reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
The 21-year-old will move to the Allianz Arena from Hoffenheim at the end of the season and insisted he had no issue switching to the “top address” in Germany.
The defender confirmed interest in the Premier League champions-elect but said it did not take long for him to agree to join the Bundesliga giants.
“Both offers came almost simultaneously,” he told TZ ahead of Germany’s World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in Baku on Sunday.
“Of course it was huge for me that the Premier League leaders showed interest in me but it felt better to stay in the Bundesliga.
“And Bayern are the top address – there is nothing greater in the world.”
Sule will compete with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng for a place in Carlo Ancelotti’s first team next season and said he hoped to see his career go to the next level alongside the experienced pair.
“I think I can learn a lot from both,” he said. “If I look at myself every day, compared to Mats and Jerome, I can bring myself to a completely new level.
“They are much more experienced than me and unbelievable on the ball. When you see how Mats builds the game, that’s madness. With Jerome it’s his dynamism, his athleticism and his one-on-one duels.
“If I play, I’ll probably always be on the side of one of those two. I hope that I profit from it and then somehow get through [to the first team].”
Bayern Munich are currently priced 1.01 in the Bundesliga outright winner betting and quoted 4.00 to win this year’s Champions League.