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Transfer rumor: Arsenal eyeing Bayern Munich’s Angelo Stiller

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Could Arsenal be among the teams plotting to make a move on Bayern Munich’s Angelo Stiller?

Bayern Muenchen II v 1. FC Kaiserslautern - 3. Liga Photo by Thomas Bachun/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

One player that has become a really hot commodity of late for Bayern Munich is midfielder Angelo Stiller. Known mostly for his standout performances with Bayern Munich II in 3.Liga, Stiller has caught the attention of several big clubs, who are looking for a young, hungry, defensive midfielder.

Add Arsenal to that mix.

1. FC Dueren v FC Bayern Muenchen - DFB Cup: First Round
Angelo Stiller looks like a player who can slide right into a lot of team’s starting XI.
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Just last week Wolverhampton tossed its hat into the ring, but now the Gunners are reportedly in the mix for Stiller. There is, however, a laundry list of clubs allegedly interested in the 19-year-old per Sport1. In addition to the Wolves and Arsenal, VfB Stuttgart, Union Berlin, and Werder Bremen are all kicking the tires on Stiller.

A defensive midfielder, Stiller made his first-team debut in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over FC Düren in the DFB-Pokal action earlier this week and seamlessly slid into the lineup when entering the game after halftime. Stiller has those qualities you want in a midfielder: aggression, intelligence, good touch and weight on his passes, and an extreme sense of calm when on the ball.

Given Bayern Munich’s midfield logjam, it would not be shocking to see the youngster opt to transfer away. Stiller’s deal with Bayern Munich ends in June 2021, so the next few months will be vital for his marketability should he opt to move on. With a stacked, young midfield group on the first-team roster, it might be hard for the Bavarians to convince Stiller to stick around.

Stiller, who had a very solid shift yesterday in Bayern Munich II’s draw with 1.FC Kaiserslautern, did go down with an injury during the match. At the time of this post, the diagnosis or extent of Stiller’s injury has not been disclosed.