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16-year-old Bright Arrey-Mbi becomes the youngest player to join Bayern Munich in Qatar

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The German-born Arrey-Mbi recently joined Bayern’s U-19 team from Chelsea’s Academy along with another German-born prospect, Jamal Musiala.

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Bayern Munich ended the decade with positive results and the introduction of many academy players. Hansi Flick, much due to injuries, decided to bring up four Bayern youngsters to the professional squad in recent weeks: Oliver Batista-Meier, Lukas Mai, Sarpreet Singh and of course Joshua Zirkzee.

In Qatar, another campus player will have the opportunity to prove himself with the professional squad: Bright Arrey-Mbi.

Bayern will travel to Doha without two of their ordinary central defenders: Niklas Süle and Javi Martinez. Lucas Hernandez is joining the squad in the Middle-East but will be slowly introduced to team training.

Hence, the trip to Qatar is an excellent time for the youngsters to play with the Bayern professionals and to experience training that epitomizes the next level of a footballing career.

Bright Arrey-Mbi joined Bayern from Chelsea alongside fellow country-men Jamal Musiala in July 2019. Although Arrey-Mbi is a month younger than Musiala, he joined the U-19 team while Musiala joined the U-17 team.

The central defender is considered an absolute world-class talent and has been a regular for the U-19 team this season. Playing all games in the group-stages, Arrey-Mbi has been able to prove himself on the European stage in the UEFA Youth League.

Born in Kaarst, between Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach, Arrey-Mbi moved to England at the age of eleven. He has played for both England’s U-15 and Germany’s U-17.