Bayern Munich will announce the signing of Wellington Phoenix midfielder Sarpreet Singh shortly, according to this report from the New Zealand Herald. The 20 year old will sign a three year contract with Bayern and is expected to spend at least one season with the reserves in the 3.Liga. The transfer fee will be less than €1 million. While that’s not a lot for Bayern, it’s still a nice fee for an A-League side.
Wellington general manager David Dome confirmed the move.
“We are thrilled for Sarpreet. This gives him every possible opportunity to continue to develop his football. We accept that the A-League is not going to be the end destination for some players, and they will use it as a stepping stone.”
The report states that Singh is already training with the reserves, and since social media is a thing and there are camera phones everywhere, there is video proof of Singh with Bayern II in Austria right now.
First images of New Zealand footballer Sarpreet Singh from #FCBAmateure‘s training camp in Stubaital, Austria [@FCBayernEN]. He is expected to sign in the next 24 hours and could make his debut as soon as today in a club friendly against WSG Watten. pic.twitter.com/zYqqb5ftnI— AD (@dahmenaaron) June 28, 2019
Bayern II will play a friendly in Austria on Saturday against WSG Watten, and depending on what coach Sebastian Hoeness wants to do, Singh could very well make his debut in the match.
There is also this photo floating around social media. It looks like Bayern II are picking up another talented winger to bolster their ranks.