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Bayern Munich sign two academy products to professional contracts

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The future is coming.

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Bayern Munich announced today that the club has signed academy products Fabian Benko and Niklas Dorsch to professional contracts. The two have signed apprentice contracts through June 30, 2016. Their professional contracts will kick in on July 1, 2016 and last through the end of the 2018 season.

"We're pleased to have secured these two major talents for FC Bayern," Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer said. "They have performed with distinction in the FC Bayern youth section up to now and we believe they will continue to develop well at our club."

Benko made several appearances for FC Bayern during the preseason and showed well in his minutes. "Fabian Benko is a very creative attacking player, technically skilled and with a strong left foot."

Dorsch is one of the crown jewels of the German system at the moment. The 17 year old is very highly rated, and many are expecting big things from the young player. "Niklas Dorsch is a more defensive midfielder," Sammer said, "who has demonstrated leadership qualities in his teams at FC Bayern and in German junior national teams."