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Report: Bayern Munich wants to sign Julian Nagelsmann as soon as possible

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The Hoffenheim head man has long been rumored to be a target of Bayern to succeed Jupp Heynckes and the future may be now.

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Per a report by Fussball News, Julian Nagelsmann, the 30-year-old coaching prodigy at Hoffenheim, is now Bayern Munich’s primary target to replace Jupp Heynckes at the end of this season. The report states that according to information from “agent circles,” the Bayern Munich leadership of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Uli Hoeneß, and Hasan Salihamidžić have come to an agreement that Nagelsmann is a fit to take over.

The club accordingly would also be prepared to pay a transfer fee potentially in the tens of millions for the highly talented coach. In 2019 he would be obtainable by way of an exit clause for five million euros, but after Heynckes’s refusal [to continue], the top club can no longer wait that long.

After some initial excitement, Nagelsmann’s popularity declined toward December as Hoffenheim struggled, but with the team’s recent surge—and the unavailability of other viable options—it appears that Bayern has once again made him the object of their affection. As the team has repeatedly stressed that it prefers to hire a manage who speaks German, Nagelsmann would at least check off that box for the club’s hiring criteria.

If further news breaks on this topic, we will update this post.