Bayern Munich has reached an agreement with Wellington Phoenix for the transfer of Sarpreet Singh.
The recruitment drive for the first team has been slow at Bayern Munich this summer. The deals for the club’s primary transfer targets are complicated. Moreover, the club has been facilitating departures in the youth and senior teams.
Die Roten is looking to strengthen the reserves squad as numerous young players have left on loan or permanent transfer to play senior football. Woo-Yeong Jeong was the most high profile departure in the youth team this summer.
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Bayern wants to sign some of the best young talents from different parts of the globe. Sarpreet Singh is one of these highly rated young players. He has shown great promise while playing for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League. The 20-year-old midfielder also delivered impressive performances for New Zealand during the U-20 World Cup in June.
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Singh was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich after this tournament. The young midfielder visited the club’s training facilities last week. He eventually decided to join Bayern and the two clubs subsequently reached an agreement over the transfer fee. The player signed a three year deal with the German club and confirmed this transfer on his Instagram handle.
The attacking midfielder will be playing with the Bayern Munich II squad next year. It will be interesting to see how he develops in Bavaria as his debut season for Phoenix was impressive in terms of contribution in the final third. Die Roten will have to be patient with the young midfielder and should put a solid plan for him to eventually play for the first team.
Along with the change in the personnel of the youth teams, Bayern has also made some key changes to the coaching staff of the youth teams. They were eager to promote Miroslav Klose to U-19 coaching role but the German striker wanted to stay with the U-17 team for one more year.
The former German striker eventually got his wish as the Bavarians appointed former player Martin Demichelis as the new U-19 coach last week. Demichelis has been a club ambassador for Bayern since his retiring from football in 2017. The Argentine is likely to keep this position until Klose decides to take a step up and join the U-19 squad.