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Could Woo-Yeong Jeong start for Bayern against Gladbach?

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With Ribery and Coman out against Gladbach, the young Korean could make his Bundesliga debut on Saturday.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Bayern Munich midfielder Jeong Woo-Yeong (30) shoots the ball during a International Champions Cup match between Juventus and FC Bayern Munich on July 25,2018, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia,PA. Juventus won 2-0. Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Woo-Yeong Jeong has impressed this year with FC Bayern Munich II. Bild has called him THE discovery of the year as far as the Bayern amateurs go. He already has scored twelve goals for Bayern II in the Regionalliga (4th Division), three of which came in the last game.

Could we see the young Korean’s Bundesliga debut this weekend? Bayern’s senior team will be short-handed on the left-wing against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Nico Kovac reportedly observed Jeong at practice this week and is seriously considering him as an option for left-wing. Jeong also has proved himself to be a quick learner and could bring goal-scoring experience, speed, and technical skills to the lineup.

Bayern’s French wingers have both been ruled out for Saturday’s match. Kingsley Coman continues to nurse his hamstring back to health, while Franck Ribery has come down with a gastrointestinal infection. Kovac will most likely start Serge Gnabry on the left side, but Jeong could be a dangerous option off the bench.

Jeong remarkably celebrated his Champions League debut before his Bundesliga debut: he has one senior appearance for Bayern in their rout of AEK Athens in November. He joined Bayern last summer for €700,000 from Incheon United in South Korea. He has already earned high praise from players and the top-brass at Säbener Strasse alike.

Here is a video of Jeong’s hat-trick in his last game.