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Bayern Munich interested in Union Berlin’s Fisnik Asllani and NEC Nijmegen’s Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye

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Always on the hunt for new talent to develop, Bayern Munich has its eyes on Union Berlin’s Fisnik Asllani and NEC Nijmegen’s Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye.

Photoshoot NEC Nijmegen 2019 - 2020 Photo by Joep Leenen/Pro Shots/Isosport

Bayern Munich has done a solid job of bolstering its youth ranks this summer and could be looking to add two more prospects according to the Münchner Merkur. The Bavarians are reportedly interested in NEC Nijmegen winger Mike Trésor Ndayishimiye and Union Berlin U19 center-forward Fisnik Asllani.

The Münchner Merkur cited a report from Dutch newspaper De Gelderlander detailing Bayern Munich’s interest in the 20-year-old:

For the time being, the winger is sought after for the second team in the 3. Liga. In addition to FCB, other top European clubs such as Juventus Turin, Liverpool, and AS Monaco are interested in the 20-year-old. That is why the Belgian has been moved to the reserve team for the time being. “We want players who can concentrate completely on NEC despite incidents that might occur during this transfer period,” explained General Director Wilco van Schaik. “There’s a lot of interest in Mike and at the moment he’s having trouble keeping his full focus on NEC. Once Mike is focused on NEC 100 percent, he will start training with the first team again.”

Ndayishimiye, who was linked with the Bavarians about a month ago, commented on the Bayern Munich rumor, admitting that he was flattered that his name was mentioned with such a prestigious club:

I heard about their interest before it was in the news. It’s a rumor; that’s all. Of course it’s a nice compliment, nice to hear, but it’s no more than interest. There will be other interested clubs. As long as it’s not concrete, I don’t get involved.

Fisnik Asllani, meanwhile, is just 17 years old, but he is already drawing interest this season with his eye-popping numbers. Asllani has eight goals for Union Berlin’s U19 squad through three matches. Against Holstein Kiel, Asllani scored five of the team’s 13 goals, bringing his season total to eight.

Per B.Z. (via Münchner Merkur), Asllani’s production has caught the eye of several clubs including Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg, Schalke 04, Hertha Berlin, and RB Leipzig.

Union Berlin sporting director Oliver Ruhnert admitted that the club is conducting internal talks regarding Asllani’s future, stating that “the topic will be discussed in the club.” Meanwhile, Union Berlin academy director André Hofschneider heaped praise on Asllani:

He has a built-in goal guarantee, no matter where he plays. It always looks so easy for him; he knows how football works. He is a good player. We’re trying to bring him further.