Paul Wanner signs professional contract at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich has extended contract of Paul Wanner. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich has extended contract of Paul Wanner. (Photo by Markus Gilliar/Getty Images) /

The highlight of the winter transfer window for Bayern Munich was the contract renewal of Kingsley Coman. The German club managed to find a breakthrough in talks with the French winger after reaching an impasse in negotiations last summer. Die Roten has also managed to end January with another crucial contract renewal.

The defending Bundesliga champions confirmed on Monday that Paul Wanner had signed a professional contract. Die Roten has not revealed the length of the contract, but things have definitely moved quickly in negotiations with the teenager.

Wanner made his first-team debut at the start of January in 2-1 defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach. The German attacking midfielder is tipped to become a crucial part of the first team in the future. However, Bild is reporting that Wanner will now be a permanent fixture in the first-team training, and he has been handed kit number 14.

The 16-year-old attacking midfielder is likely to be integrated into the first team like Jamal Musiala was done in the past 18 months. Julian Nagelsmann described Wanner as a special talent and promised to help him in fulfilling his potential in Bavaria.

Wanner may not get consistent playing time in the first team this season. However, training with the senior players will definitely accelerate his development. The Bavarian club is reportedly ready to shelve plans to join the bidding war for Florian Wirtz as they believe Wanner could eventually provide strong competition in the attacking midfield role.

Die Roten has done well to complete the negotiations so quickly for Wanner. The next 18 months could see Wanner develop quickly and get a considerable amount of playing time. Nagelsmann has a good track record of improving players, so Wanner has the perfect coach to work with in the first team.

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Meanwhile, there has been some movement for Rekordmeister in the loan deals. Adrian Fein has terminated his loan deal at Furth and sealed a move to Dynamo Dresden. Taylor Booth has also officially signed a pre-contract agreement with FC Utrecht. The Dutch club tried to get Booth this window, but Die Roten rejected the offer.

It has been a busy deadline day for Bayern in terms of resolving the futures of players from youth teams. Earlier on Monday, Bright Arrey-Mbi completed a loan move to FC Koln after signing a contract extension at Die Roten until 2025. Nemanja Motika is also set to leave Bavaria to complete a permanent move to Red Star Belgrade.