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Nurnberg looking to sign Bayern Munich youth star Wooyeong Jeong

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Could a move to the 2.Bundesliga be beneficial for the youngster?

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According to a report by kicker, Bayern Munich youth star Wooyeong Jeong has caught the eye of a number of clubs in Germany, with fellow Bavarian club FC Nurnberg amongst those interested. Nurnberg want a winger that will serve them well next season the 2.Bundesliga, but they face stiff competition from top flight clubs that are also interested.

Nurnberg are currently offering a two year loan deal for the Korean youngster, which is pretty good for someone whose only experience has been in the Regionalliga so far. It would also be good for Bayern, as they want to retain control over the player’s future. The problem for the Bavarians: Augsburg and Freiburg are also interested, and Jeong does does not want a loan — he prefers to permanent move to a club that he can call home.

It remains to be seen how this transfer will play out, but Nurnberg’s potential hiring of Peter Hermann as technical director could help push the player in their direction. Hermann, who is currently serving as an assistant to Niko Kovac, is expected to leave the club in the summer, with the 2.Bundesliga outfit being the main destination.

At 19 years of age, Jeong needs to leave Bayern Munich if he wants to enter the next stage of his development as a footballer. It’s always better to play in the Bundesliga than in the second tier, but there’s also the risk he could find himself on the bench for a club like Augsburg or Freiburg. Therefore, his next move will need be carefully planned, if he does indeed want to realize his potential.

Hopefully, no matter what decision is made, it works out for all parties involved.