It’s fair to ask: would Arp sign with FCB had Hamburg stayed in the Bundesliga in 2018/19? Either way, Arp signed an extension at Hamburg until 2020; but for far less money, which was not the driving factor in the 18-year old’s decision:
In the end it was a matter of heart for me. The connection to the HSV is without doubt there. I could not go that way.
Yes, Bayern Munich reportedly offered Arp €5 million per year on a four year contract. It is also reported that Arp will earn 500 thousand Euros per year in the first season and €1 million in the second.
So what happens now?
The 6-foot-1 youngster from Bad Segeberg has continued his goal-scoring form in the recent ‘blitz’ tournament, hosted by SV Mappen.
Sure, Bayern’s recruitment plan has failed but 2020 is around the corner. Arp will be 20-years-old and the time window gives the opportunity for Arp to develop into a first-team talent and perhaps, a possible selection for the German national team.