Per a report by Bild that was captured by AZ, Hamburger SV’s 18-year old phenom, Jann-Fiete Arp, wants to make a move to Bayern Munich, but needs reciprocation from Die Roten.
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.