According to Bild, the attacker does not want to extend his contract with Hamburger SV. Since his deal only runs until 2019, HSV could only get a replacement for Arp this summer or in the winter transfer period 2018/19. The hottest candidate for a commitment of the top talent is still Bayern.
Bayern would need to pay a fee for Arp if he were to transfer this season, but the youngster could move to Munich for the 2019-2020 season on a free transfer if both sides can wait that long. With a prodigious talent like Arp, however, the timing may be right for Bayern to bring in a player that could conceivably be the successor to Robert Lewandowski at a reasonable rate.
The report states that “around ten million euros would be due” as a fee for Bayern to bring in Arp this upcoming season. If that is the case, perhaps chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Uli Hoeneß should start to roll out their offseason strategy with a key acquisition for the future like Arp.