Per Sport Bild, the transfer of Nicolas Kühn to Bayern II is a done deal. Bayern’s interest in the German youngster who currently plays for Ajax II emerged just three days ago. Kühn won the coveted Fritz Walter medal as the best German youth player the year after Leverkusen star Kai Havertz won the distinction.
Kühn will help Bayern II stay afloat in the 3.Liga until the summer. The deal with Ajax does not include a purchase option, but that is not to say Bayern could not make a move regardless. Kühn will be going into the final year of his contract with Ajax next season, so it will be time for the Dutch to extend him or sell him.
Also pertaining to Bayern II, Transfermarkt has learned that Maximilian Franzke will join FC St. Pauli. The attacking right-wing featured only briefly at the end of the year after suffering an ACL injury. He will reinforce St. Pauli and probably play for their second team and train with the first, as he works his way up the ranks toward the first team. Franzke trained regularly with Bayern’s own first team before his injury.
Last, but certainly not least, U19 player Ryan Johansson will soon transfer to Sevilla FC according to El Desmarque, where he has the enticing prospect of logging time with the first team despite his youth (18). Johansson is primarily a central midfielder but also has experience playing on the right. El Desmarque believes he could serve as a backup for first-team regular Jesús Navas. Johansson is a legitimate goal threat, having scored four goals and provided seven assists for Bayern’s U19 team this season alone.