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Report: Bayern Munich rules out winter transfers and renews emphasis on youth players

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Learning from its recent acquisitions, Bayern Munich is going to place more trust in youth players.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Lokomotiv Moskva: Group A - UEFA Champions League Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Per a report from Sport Bild, Bayern Munich is doing some major planning with its roster and one of the new objectives that the club has allegedly set forth was to hit the pause button on any potential transfers for the winter window.

Sport Bild indicates that the club has learned from its recent personnel decisions and is opting to place more trust in its arsenal of talented youth players.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Lokomotiv Moskva: Group A - UEFA Champions League
Chris Richards is one of the club’s youth players making Bayern Munich reassess its transfer strategy.
Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Specifically, Bayern Munich has assessed some its recent moves and realized there is a concern that new signings are potentially upsetting academy players with Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Bouna Sarr as examples of players who have effectively blocked playing time opportunities for youth players like Joshua Zirkzee and Chris Richards.

Another example is Angelo Stiller. The talented defensive midfielder is allegedly eyeing a move to Hoffenheim after Bayern Munich signed Marc Roca and Tiago Dantas, which has blocked his pathway to the first-team.

On the bright side, this new emphasis on youth players is also spurring Bayern Munich to seek to lock up Jamal Musiala. Musiala, whose youth contract runs through 2022, has acclimated himself nicely to first-team football. His performances are pushing the Bavarians to immediately think about a contract extension.

Musiala turns 18 on February 26th, which would allow Bayern Munich to get the process started for a professional contract.