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Manuel Wintzheimer signs with Hamburger SV

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The talented center forward bolted from Bayern Munich in hopes of competing for first-team field time with Der Dinosaur.

Manuel Wintzheimer of Bayern Muenchen in action during the Audi Cup 2017 match between SSC Napoli and FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on August 2, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images

Bayern Munich U19 center forward Manuel Wintzheimer will take his talents to Hamburg in hopes of securing a roster spot on the first team. Wintzheimer’s interest in Hamburger SV was first reported on April 9th and less than a month later, the deal has been completed.

Hamburger SV’s squad planner Johannes Spors told the 4-4-2.com that Der Dinosaur was excited to bring in a talent like Wintzheimer.

We are glad that Manuel decided with full conviction for the HSV. He is a player who has a real strength with his ability to score with both feet and he has also convinced us because of his personality.

Wintzheimer seems ready for a new challenge and greater opportunity to establish himself as a professional.

The talks were very good and I am grateful that I was allowed to sign my first professional contract. The club, the stadium and the fans - I’m really looking forward to all that.

Hamburg officially welcomed Wintzheimer on their Twitter account earlier today as well.

This could help open the door for Jann-Fiete Arp to join Bayern as has been widely speculated over the past two months.