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Bayern to offer professional contract to Alessandro Schöpf

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Bayern Munich look likely to sign the Austrian born Alessandro Schöpf to his first professional contract.

Micha Will

Bayern Munich has one the better youth systems in the Europe. Of course most German sides do, so, in a way this is like saying water is wet. It should come as no surprise that the talent pipeline that has spawned the likes of Thomas Müller and Toni Kroos would continue to pump out players worthy of professional deals.

Enter 19 year old Austrian Alessandro Schöopf who has been a part of the Bayern Munich academy since 2009 when he transferred from AKA Tirol in Austria. Entering the academy at the U16 level as 15 year old, he has been a valuable and accelerated piece in their youth system before he earned promotion to the reserves in summer 2012 at the age of 18.

Last season, the attacking midfielder combined for 11 goals and 8 assists in over 2300 minutes for the reserve squad. His play was so crucial that it earned him an extended amount of time this summer with Pep Guardiola in the first team training camp. This season he's on par to replicate that goal performance, already having slotted home 4 goals in nearly 1100 minutes while also being a valuable cog in coach Erik ten Hag's midfield.

To that end, it should be no surprise that Bayern Munich are looking to lock up this impressive asset to his first professional contract in the coming weeks. Given that his body of work had seen him repeatedly be called to the Austrian U21 national team over the past few months, it's safe to say his star is on the rise and Bayern intend for him to adorn their constellation.

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