Bayern Munich approach young striker from Rennes

Bayern Munich has reportedly approached Rennes striker to strengthen the youth team.

As we enter the final month of the transfer window, Bayern Munich looks to strengthen their squad. Along with improving the first team, Die Roten will also look to add quality to the reserves team and other youth teams at the club.

Rekordmeister has turned their eye on a young French striker to improve the attack ahead of the new campaign. According to L’Equipe (via GGFN), Bayern Munich has touched bases with Georginio Rutter to explore a summer transfer.

This report suggests that Die Roten will be facing competition from Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig for Rutter’s signature. The 18-year-old forward currently has 12 months left on his contract, so Rennes might be looking to sell the player. Along with these three German clubs, there is strong interest from other big clubs in Europe.

Rutter is yet to make his debut for the first team at Rennes. He featured in the UEFA youth league last season. The 18-year-old forward does boast a prolific record for the youth teams of the National team. If he moves to Bavaria, he is likely to feature in the reserves team rather than lower age groups. The transfer fee is unlikely to be huge due to Rutter’s contract situation.

Meanwhile, Die Roten is set to miss out on Hertha Berlin’s Lazar Samardzic. It was reported last week that Rekordmeister had a concrete interest in the young attacking midfielder. However, the German midfielder is now set to join RB Leipzig. Earlier this summer, the German champions had improved attacking options in the youth setup by signing Armindo Sieb from Hoffenheim.

The European champions are also set to miss out on Hearts defender Aaron Hickey. They were heavily linked with the Scottish defender, but he is set to play in Serie A next season with Bologna. Die Roten did complete the signing of Barry Hepburn from Celtic. The 16-year-old winger is likely to be part of youth teams rather than the reserves team.

Aggressive recruitment at the youth level will help Rekordmeister to be better prepared for the future. The transfer fees continue to inflate despite the impact of the pandemic. Having a strong youth setup allows teams to manage expenses in the market and focus on the development of young players that can go on to become stars in the first team.

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Die Roten has allowed few young players to go out on loan to get regular playing time next season. Lukas Mai, Sarpreet Singh, and Christian Fruchtl have sealed loan moves to different clubs in Germany to continue their development. Leon Dajaku has also been linked with a loan move this summer. Players such as Sieb and Rutter (if the transfer materializes) are likely to have similar steady development pathways in Bavaria.

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