The latest teenage sensation on the transfer rumor shortlist is Palmeiras 19-year-old attacking midfielder, Gabriel Jesus. The Brazil U20 and Campeonato Nacional standout is drawing interest from everyone, and most heavily from Manchester United. Reports in Brazil state that Bayern Munich are scouting him but unless things at Bayern have radically altered course there's very little reason to think they are actually going to swoop in to sign him.
Take it away, transfer rumor press.
However, now Brazilian newspaper Diario de Sao Paulo claim that Bayern’s technical director Michael Reschke watched the striker last week and is considering a bid for him. - Express citing Diario de Sao Paulo
Oh really now? Let's flash back to the summer 2013.
"Guardiola had certain ideas to sign a young Brazilian player. But in the past we have not had the best experiences with young Brazilians,
"If you then go and buy someone who costs €20 or €30 million or even more, it is extremely difficult. We have seen that in the Breno case. As he [Guardiola] wanted a similar player [to Neymar] we came up with Mario Gotze." - Uli Hoeness, ESPNFC
Bayern Munich do not buy players straight from South America. They've done it once and they got burned - literally. There's little reason to think that in the intervening three years, despite Uli Hoeneß's little vacation in the hoosegow, that this club has changed their stance. The success of Neymar at Barcelona is undeniable but he also spent four years at Santos honing and refining his ability before making the jump to Europe. Gabriel Jesus does not have that pedigree and even then that alone should not be enough to re-define Bayern's stance on South American prospects.
Micheal Reschke probably did go down and scout Gabriel Jesus. Bayern Munich didn't make it to the top of the pile in Europe by not doing their due diligence. But unless Gabriel Jesus is the next coming of Gerd Müller sprinkled with Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, there's little reason to assume Bayern are going to get involved in his transfer.