Reports from Germany are suggesting that Bayern Munich have agreed personal terms for the transfer of 18-year old starlet, Jann-Fiete Arp. Rumors of the youngster making a move to Bayern have been afloat for the better part of the past ten months, but it finally looks as if a fee is being negotiated between the two clubs.
According to SportBild, everything but a transfer price has been agreed upon, with Arp having clearly made his mind up about moving to Munich. Initially, Bayern only wanted to offer HSV 2.5 million Euros for Arp, but HSV felt that was too low of a price for the 18-year old, asking Bayern to up the ante. So far, the two sides are at a stalemate.
Arp’s contract with HSV only runs through until the summer of 2019, which means that Bayern could technically acquire him on a free transfer during next summer’s window. Because of that, the financial incentive for Hamburg to strike a paid deal now with Bayern is increasingly significant; it could prove to be a mistake for them if they don’t eventually agree upon a fee this summer and miss out on a pay day.
With that said, the proverbial ball is in Hamburg’s court, as Bayern have already brought in youngsters Alex Timossi Andersson and Oliver Batsita Meier. If HSV stand firm on their price tag demands and aren’t willing to budge a little bit, Bayern could easily choose to wait until next summer to bring Arp in for free.