Bayern Munich: Top English clubs keeping an eye on Jamal Musiala’s situation

Several top English clubs are reportedly keeping close eye on Jamal Musiala's situation at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)
Several top English clubs are reportedly keeping close eye on Jamal Musiala's situation at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images) /

Jamal Musiala is one of the most exciting young footballers in world football, and at the age of just 20 is already considered one of the premier talents in Europe. When you have a player as talented as Musiala, a player who’s coming off a season where he registered 12 goals and 10 assists for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga alone, his contract situation is going to come into focus.

The good news for Bayern Munich is that Musiala’s current contract runs through June 2026, which means he’s tied to the club for just under three more years. The bad news is that contract negotiations on an extension have stalled.

The reason for the slow progress is perfectly understandable. Having started negotiations with the old Bayern management group that included the likes of Oliver Kahn, the changes at the very top in Bavaria have caused a delay.

Now that Christoph Freund is in place as Sporting Director, it’s expected that negotiations will intensify over the coming months, with Die Roten making Musiala a priority for the future. When you’re one of Europe’s top teams, you have to tie down your own talent as much as attract talent from elsewhere.

English Clubs are monitoring the situation with Bayern Munich and Jamal Musiala

According to a report by football insider Fabrizio Romano this week, a number of English clubs are monitoring the situation at Bayern in relation to Musiala, hoping that if talks do stall they can move in and secure one of the hottest commodities in football.

Romano estimates that Musiala is already worth around €100 million, the kind of fee that Real Madrid ended up paying for Jude Bellingham, a close friend of Musiala. That friendship has fueled speculation that Real Madrid could be an option for the young German attacker. Although at this point it is all unsubstantiated rumour.

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Romano also confirms that there are multiple English teams interested, with Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City also keeping a close eye. We can take comfort in knowing that this is standard practice for the best teams to keep an eye on the best talent, but unless something concrete happens, there is nothing to worry about.

Musiala is very happy at Bayern Munich and having broken through with the German national team, there is reason to believe he’s happy where he is. Like any good young player he wants to win trophies, and Bayern’s purchase of England captain Harry Kane in the summer is a clear sign of their intent.

The hope is that Bayern can wrap up his contract extension as quickly as possible and keep the talented youngster in Munich for the foreseeable future.