liverpool (opens in a new tab) reportedly interested in 19-year-old Bayern Munich (opens in a new tab) and Germany (opens in a new tab) prodigy Jamal Musiala.
The attacking midfielder established himself at Bayern in the second half of last season and has started six of eight Bundesliga games for Julian Naglesmann’s side this term.
Musiala – who can also operate from the left wing – has already won 17 caps for Germany and started last month’s 3-3 Nations League draw with England. (opens in a new tab) at Wembley.
Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg (opens in a new tab) confirmed on Tuesday that Musiala is on Liverpool’s radar – but added that the former Chelsea (opens in a new tab) and Southampton (opens in a new tab) the youngster is happy at Bayern.
Musiala was born in Stuttgart, Germany but grew up in England, spending four months in the Saints’ youth system before being snapped up by the Blues. He played for England up to U21 level but announced last year (opens in a new tab) that he had chosen to represent Germany in senior international football.
A move for Musiala would be a bold one and it’s very hard to see the Reds (or any other club, for that matter) succeeding. And unsurprisingly, Bayern insisted his prodigious talent was not for sale. Speaking last month, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said (opens in a new tab):
“We need a guy like [Musiala]. If I had to think about giving this boy one way or another, I’d be crazy. He will play for Bayern for a long time.”
While Bayern made a stuttering start to their 11th successive Bundesliga title defence, Musiala was in excellent position, scoring five goals (the third most in the league) and providing three assists.
News of Liverpool’s interest comes as Football Insider (opens in a new tab) report that the Reds have allocated significant funds for a major signing in January.
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