Bayern Munich may face a fight to keep youth team midfielder as Tottenham Hotspurs ramp up interest.
The coronavirus pandemic is set to have significant implications in the transfer window. Budgets of clubs will decrease, and they may look at signing youth players, free agents, and do swap deals. Bayern Munich has been signing top young players for youth teams in the past few windows, but there will be suitors for some of these players in summer.
According to Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspurs is eyeing a move for Taylor Booth from Bayern. The London based club was impressed after seeing Booth shine against their youth team in UEFA Youth League earlier this season.
Booth joined Die Roten from Real Salt Lake’s academy in 2018. The 18-year-old midfielder has been playing at different age groups for Rekordmeister since moving to Germany. This season he has featured in the U-19 squad and also played the UEFA Youth League.
The teenager is considered as one of the brightest prospects in American football. He has already represented the USA at the youth level. Booth had previously admitted that moving to Germany has been beneficial for him, helping him in learning other aspects of the game.
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Die Roten should not be concerned about Spurs’ interest due to Booth’s contract length. The teenager’s current contract is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season. It will be interesting to see what will be the club’s stance if Spurs come with a big offer for the teenager.
Booth is not the only Bavarian player linked with a move to London in recent times. Angelo Stiller is grabbing the eye of Arsenal. Both players are talented, but they will have to be patient for their chances in the first team. A couple of seasons in the reserves squad, and then, a year loan move should ideally the pathway to the first team provided things go their way at all stages.
Die Roten has been building a good group of talented young players in youth teams. They will reap rewards of this approach in the future. However, they will have to take tough decisions when offers for these young players arrive.
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In an ideal condition, Rekordmeister inserts a buyback clause if a young player requests a transfer. This will make sure that the player develops properly, and Die Roten also has the option of bringing him back in the future. Having said that, a move away for Booth does look unlikely at the moment, but interest from Spurs should be a good indicator of his growth till now.