Bayern Munich: Jamal Musiala is product of successful recruitment at youth level

Jamal Musiala's performances justify aggressive recruitment at youth level by Bayern Munich. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Jamal Musiala's performances justify aggressive recruitment at youth level by Bayern Munich. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich got back to winning ways in the Bundesliga on Saturday against Wolfsburg after dropping point at home against Union Berlin last weekend. Both games saw Jamal Musiala find the back of the net for Rekordmeister.

After scoring the brace against Wolfsburg, Musiala took his goal tally to six for this season. Taking his recent form into account, the teenager has a chance of touching double figures for goals in his first complete season as a senior pro in Munich.

Musiala is considered one of the best talents in his age group across Europe. The 18-year-old attacking player was subject to a tug of war between DFB and FA for his service. He eventually opted to represent Germany on the international stage. The youngster also signed a new long-term deal at Bayern.

The success of Musiala is also down to the club’s aggressive and smart recruitment at the youth level. Die Roten has been signing young players from across the globe for youth teams to make sure that they don’t have to regret missing out on future stars.

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In the past couple of years, Rekordmeister has been looking at young players in British football. They signed Musiala from Chelsea and also made numerous bids to sign his teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi. The German club is also expected to welcome Omar Richards from Reading FC in the summer on a free transfer.

Die Roten also moved quickly to get the signature of Alphonso Davies before other top European clubs. Davies has established himself as a first-choice left-back in the first team at the age of 19. The German Champions are not going to spend huge fees on players consistently, so getting young players early at the club will benefit them in the long run.

Musiala is a big talent, but he has also been largely helped by the faith shown by Hansi Flick. The German manager has been trusting him by giving game time during tough games. His playing time has been adequately managed to avoid burnout in his debut season. Playing in big games as he did against PSG in the midweek is going to further improve Musiala in the long run.

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Considering transfers are going to be extremely expensive due to the pandemic, Die Roten will have to rely on younger players in the academy. The German club does need to work on their loan system, but the approach in the market has been very well justified by Davies and Jamal Musiala.