Bayern Munich and Mainz have announced the completed transfer of Jonathan Meier. The Bayern U-19 defender will join Mainz on a three year deal that will keep him with the club through 2022. Bild reports that the fee is for €1.2 million.
Meier featured 19 times for Bayern Munich II in their promotion journey, but he spent the majority of the season with the U-19 team. He also played three matches in the UEFA Youth League this past season.
“Jonathan Meier was able to receive exceptional training during his time in the youth academies at both 1860 Munich and Bayern,” Mainz sporting director Rouven Schroder said. “He is a fast and dynamic player; the epitome of the modern left-back.”
Hopefully, Meier manages to break into the Mainz first team sooner rather than later. If he spends time with the Mainz reserves, he’ll be down playing in the Regionalliga Südwest. Would that be a better move than playing with Bayern’s reserves in the 3.Liga next season?
Who knows what the future holds for Meier; however, we here at Bavarian Football Works would like to wish him all the luck in the world (except against Bayern) moving forward.
#Mainz05 hat Jonathan Meier aus dem Nachwuchsleistungszentrum des @FCBayern verpflichtet. Der 19-jährige Linksverteidiger hat am Bruchweg einen Profivertrag über drei Jahre bis 2022 unterschrieben. ✍ pic.twitter.com/BjhAD0Ht4i— 1. FSV Mainz 05 (@1FSVMainz05) May 27, 2019