Bayern boss Hansi Flick continues to tantalize the fans by calling up four youngsters from the reserve side to train with the first team. Sarpreet Singh, Leon Dajaku, Oliver Batista-Meier, and Joshua Zirkzee with be with the big squad until at least the winter break and could potentially see first-team minutes should they be needed.
For those needing a refresher on who these kids are, and why you should be at least a little hyped for this news, here’s a brief refresher:
Leon Dajaku was purchased from Stuttgart this past July for a not insignificant amount for an 18-year-old. The German-Kosovar dual citizen striker/winger has 3 goals in 6 matches for the German U-19’s.
Sarpreet Singh arrived in Munich as a bit of an unknown after being scouted from the Australian A-League. Since then, the 20-year-old attacking mid has asserted himself incredibly well with the reserves, scoring 5 goals and 4 assists in 11 games. So much so, that he is very much a possibility to see regular time with the big club as early as the Rückrunde.
Oliver Batista-Meier lit up the ranks with the Bayern U19, but has since struggled a bit to adapt to the 3. Liga with Bayern II. The 18-year-old left winger has been around the club since 2016, so the coaches know what they have in him, and this promotion could provide a boost to the kid’s confidence.
Joshua Zirkzee might be the most ballyhooed of all the players on this list. The 6’4” center forward is only 18 and oozes potential. After scoring 8 goals in 9 matches for the Dutch U19 team, Bayern did not hesitate to extend him for four more years. The fact that he will be under the tutelage of Robert Lewandowski can only mean good things for the youngling.