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Bayern Munich trio makes The Guardian’s “Next Generation 2020” list

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The Guardian published its list of “60 of the best young talents in world football” and Bayern Munich is represented by Jamal Musiala, Thorben Rhein, and Liam Morrison.

Fritz-Walter-Medals Awarding Ceremony Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Getty Images for DFB

Bayern Munich has spent a fair amount of time investing in its youth ranks over the past three seasons and some of those talents on Säbener Straße are being recognized.

The Guardian published its list titled “Next Generation 2020: 60 of the best young talents in world football” and Jamal Musiala, Thorben Rhein, and Liam Morrison were all featured.

Musiala, a midfielder who is playing some wing with Bayern Munich’s team, has made quite an impression in Bavaria so far, while Morrison, a center-back and Rhein, an offensive-minded midfielder, are both with the FC Bayern U-19 squad.

Musiala is currently in the throws of a courtship by the DFB to move from England to Germany for international play, while Morrison (Scotland) and Rhein (Germany) are both featuring for youth teams in their respective countries.

TSG Hoffenheim v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga
Jamal Musiala’s talent is opening eyes.
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Past Bayern Munich players featured on the list are below:

2018

  • Flavius Daniliuc (free transfer to OGC Nice)
  • Oliver Batista Meier (loan to Heerenveen)

2017

  • Christian Früchtl (loan to 1.FC Nuremberg)

*Note: Fiete Arp (Hamburger SV) and Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps) also appeared on the list this year.

2016

  • None

*Note: Lazar Carevic trained with Bayern Munich on an invitation from Pep Guardiola, but never signed. Carevic is now with FC Barcelona.

2015

  • Fabian Benko (free transfer to LASK; now with FC Juniors OÖ)

2014

  • None