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Bayern signs amateur center back Maxime Awoudja to pro contract

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Die Roten is setting itself up nicely to have center back depth within the club.

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Bayern Munich amateur defender Maxime Awoudja signed a professional contract through June 30, 2021 this morning at Säbener Strasse as detailed by FCBayern.com.

The 20-year-old (born in 1998) is a home-grown product of Bayern. Since the age of nine the native of Munich, whose parents come from Togo, has played for Bayern and went through all youth teams from FCB.

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić talked over Awoudja’s skill-set to the press:

We are very happy that Maxime stays with us. He’s a fast and strong center-back who has proven his potential in our amateurs and training sessions with the pros.

Awoudja played last season for the Bayern amateurs, but also suffered a knee injury, which required some down time. Awoudja is obviously grateful for the opportunity and belief that Bayern has shown in him.

I’m just happy to have signed my first professional contract here at Bayern. Now I want to take the next step in my career. I know that I have to work at least as hard as before.

Awoudja appeared in 29 games last year in the Regionalliga Bayern and tallied four goals and two assists, while accumulating four yellow cards and one red card. Awoudja also made four appearances last year for Germany’s national junior teams; including two in the U-19 European Championship.