Bayern Munich to hand 17-year-old England sensation Jamal Musiala new three-year contract extensionJanuary 7, 2021
BAYERN MUNICH are close to tying teenage sensation Jamal Musiala to a new contract, according to reports in Germany.
Liverpool have been linked with the attacking midfielder, who is enjoying a stunning breakout season in Bavaria.
According to Sky Germany, talks are progressing well on extending Musiala's contract from 2022 to 2025.
The bulk of negotiations are said to have been completed with only a few minor details left to thrash out.
And Bayern hope to see the youngster put pen to paper on his 18th birthday, at the end of February.
Signing up Musiala for another three years would be the European champions' latest boost in building a side that can dominate for years to come.
As the Bundesliga winners in each of the last eight years, they beat Paris Saint-Germain in June to claim their first Champions League since 2013.
Musiala, 17, made his debut last campaign and has made a considerable mark in 2020-21.
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In 16 appearances, four of which have been starts, he has netted three goals including a fine strike in the thrilling 3-3 draw with RB Leipzig last month.
Born in Stuttgart, Musiala moved with his German mother and Brit-Nigerian father to England at the age of seven.
He spent time in Chelsea's academy before returning to the country of his birth with Bayern in 2019.
England have moved quickly to include the talent in the Three Lions setup.
Gareth Southgate is reportedly eyeing Musiala for a speedy call-up to the senior side, following in the footsteps of fellow Bundesliga prospect Jude Bellingham.
In November, he made his debut for England Under-21s and scored in a 5-0 win over Albania.
Jamal is highly valued by our players because he's very calm on the ball and has a lot of quality on it.
Bayern boss Hansi Flick has described Musiala's popularity in the Munich dressing room, as a player with impeccable technique and composure.
He said: "Jamal plays in Munich in a team packed with top players.
"He's highly valued by these players too because he's very calm on the ball and has a lot of quality on it.
"In one-on-one situations he’s difficult to stop as well."
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