Bayern Munich on the Verge of Signing French Wonderkid Subject to Pending Medical

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According to Fabrizio Romano, FC Bayern Munich are closing in on the signing of 17-year-old French striker Mathys Tel from Stade Rennais. The French prodigy has agreed to a contract with the Bundesliga giants until June 2027 with personal terms also agreed. The first part of the medical is scheduled to take place imminently. A fee of ~£17 million has been agreed between the two teams plus add-ons of ~£7.2 million.

Mathys Tel: FC Bayern Munich Close In on French Under 18 International

French Prodigy Set to Bolster Bavarian Giants

Bayern Munich were understandably disappointed in losing their star striker Robert Lewandowski this summer but have moved quickly to sign one of the most highly rated young strikers in Europe, with the Bundesliga team closing in on signing Mathys Tel from Stade Rennais.

The young Frenchman is considered by many to be one of the most promising youngsters in European football despite having made only ten appearances for Stade Rennais first team. The young French attacker has excelled for France under 17 and under 18 national teams, scoring ten goals in 15 games for his country.

When FC Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann was asked about the imminent arrival of Tel, he was full of praise for the youngster, “One day, he could be one of the best forwards and I have the vision that he can score 40 goals at some point of his career”. Despite the disappointment of losing Lewandowski, it’s clear FC Bayern have moved on and have identified the under 18 French international as a player they believe could emulate the stunning goalscoring form set by the departed Polish striker.

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What Tel Brings to the Allianz Arena

The French under 18 international can play on the wing or as a striker and is predominantly right-footed, who will bring physicality to the FC Bayern team despite his young age. Tel is a well-rounded attacker, who can stay centrally or drift out into wide positions much like France’s legendary striker Thierry Henry.

He is a powerful forward who is direct and comfortable dribbling with the ball and he also possesses exceptional movement off the ball. Despite being predominantly right-footed, he is comfortable shooting with either foot, combined with his ability to dribble effectively makes him a nightmare to mark for any opposition player.