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Daniels Ontuzans inks deal with Bayern Munich

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The 18-year old Latvian will be under contract through 2021.

FC Bayern Muenchen Celebrates Winning The Bundesliga Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images For Paulaner

Bayern Munich has successfully retained another promising talent as U-19 player Daniels Ontuzans signed a three-year contract that will run through the 2021 season. The young Latvian is obviously thrilled to get a commitment from the club after an injury-plagued 2017-2018 season.

I’m very happy about the confidence in me to carry on playing in an FC Bayern shirt.

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was glad to ensure Ontuzans was kept within the Bayern youth system.

Daniels has very good potential. We’re convinced he can take the next step towards the senior squad here with us.

Campus director Jochen Sauer was also excited to keep a young talent close to the vest as the club continues to strive to develop its own top-tier players.

Ontuzans is a great prospect who can continue to strengthen our youth team. So we are happy he’s committed to FC Bayern over the long term.

Ontuzans, a midfielder who can effectively play an attacking role centrally or on the wing, entered the Bayern youth system as a U-11 player and has built a solid reputation as a prospect. In this past season, however, Ontuzans battled injury issues and was limited to just four appearances for the U-19 Bundesliga.