Bayern Munich prodigy Jamal Musiala is set to sign a new contract at the Allianz Arena, according to reports. The 17-year-old was linked with a move to Liverpool.
Such claims come from The Mail, who revealed that Jurgen Klopp was an admirer of the teenage attacking midfielder.
However, Sky Germany have revealed that Musiala will put pen-to-paper on a new deal shortly.
Sky Sports reporter Bielefield was quoted as saying: “Our information is that everything has been negotiated. He should sign this on his birthday at the end of February.”
The report also claims that Musiala’s value has risen to €20 million (£18 million).
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What RTK has to say – Musiala is a talent Liverpool will continue to monitor
This news will undoubtedly come as a shame to Klopp. After all, it’s easy to see why the Liverpool boss rates the forward so highly when you analyse his statistics.
At 17, Musiala is already an established first-team player under Hansi Flick. He has clocked up 11 Bundesliga appearances this season.
His versatility across the forward line makes him a valuable asset, too. As well as his preferred central attacking midfield role, Musiala has also featured for Bayern on the left-wing as well as in central midfield.
He can score goals, also. The two-time England under-21’s international has found the net three times in the German top-flight this season.
Musiala has three Champions League appearances, too. No wonder Liverpool were interested.
The Reds have had an act in recent years for uncovering raw talent in uncharted territories. Unfortunately, Musiala’s growing stock across Europe makes it difficult for Liverpool. Bayern will not give him up lightly, after all.
Who knows? Maybe Liverpool will come back for a potential move in the future.
For now, however, he firmly remains a Bayern Munich player and Liverpool will just have to respect that.