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Bayern Munich interested in Lyon winger Yaya Soumaré

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The French youngster’s contract at OL expires in the summer.

SL Benfica v Olympique Lyon - UEFA Youth League Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images

In recent weeks, Bayern Munich supporters, players, and even coach Hansi Flick have been publicly asking the club to make transfers. This is because the (already thin) squad has been battered by injuries and will require a deeper roster in their bid to fight for three trophies come the end of the season.

A few days ago, club sporting director, Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic delivered on the demand of signing a new player, with Real Madrid right-back Alvaro Odriozola coming to Bayern on loan. Now, it appears that Odriozola may not be the only player joining Bayern soon.

While perhaps not the transfer news Bayern fans wanted to see, according to L’Equipe, Bayern are interested in signing Olympique Lyonnais youngster Yaya Soumaré. The nineteen year old winger’s contract expires in the summer and he’s a highly rated prospect. Bayern are said to already have started discussions with the player. Apparently, the French youngster has been presented with a long-term development plan that will potentially involve himself joining Bayern II (sound familiar?).

While it seems that Soumaré isn’t at a level to make an instant impact in Bavaria, there’s no reason why he can’t develop into a very good player. And really, every team needs a Yaya ...