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Bayern Munich interested in Dutch U17 forward

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Another day, another Dutch prospect Bayern to catch Bayern’s eye—and Borussia Dortmund’s.

U17 Germany v U17 Netherlands - Four Nations Tournament
Crysencio Summerville (no. 20) battles with Germany’s Oscar Schönfelder at a match between Germany and the Netherlands U17s, Sept. 12, 2017.
Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s scouting operations in the Netherlands are apparently in full swing. Not a week since news broke that Bayern were scouting 18-year-old Matthijs de Ligt at Ajax, it has now come to light that Bayern are also attempting to lure 16-year-old Crysencio Summerville to the FC Bayern Campus.

According to Algemeen Dagblad, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both courting the Feyenoord U17 star. Summerville plays primarily as a right forward. Feyenoord have offered the young man a contract, but, somewhat similar to the situation of Taylor Booth and Real Salt Lake, Summerville has not yet signed a professional contract and could be lured away by a better offer.

Summerville’s agent has stated that his client is weighing all his options and will inform Feyenoord of his decision imminently. One peculiarity of Feyenoord’s youth system may weigh against them: per club policy, all initial professional contracts for young players are exactly the same, leaving the club no leverage to beat a rival bid by offering higher wages.

You can see him do his thing in Arjen Robben territory here: