Big news coming from Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg. According to him, Bayern Munich have declined to extend the contract of youth defensive midfielder Angelo Stiller. The player, who has been with Bayern since he was just 9 years old, is set to complete a move to Hoffenheim next summer on a free transfer.
Why Hoffenheim? Well, former Bayern II coach Sebastian Hoeness is in charge there, and the youngster wants to follow his former coach. Stiller has long been rated as a defensive talent by those at the club, but with options like Joshua Kimmich, Javi Martinez, Corentin Tolisso, and Marc Roca available, it was always going to be hard for him to break into the first team. Moving to Hoffenheim at this stage of his career seems like the right move.
❗️NEWS Angelo #Stiller (19): To my information the free transfer to Hoffenheim is close to be done for the next season. Hoeneß wants the talent and Stiller wants to follow his supporter. No contract extension with #FCBayern. @SPORT1 : @Transfermarkt pic.twitter.com/7uKnAuPoxG— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) December 7, 2020
Losing Stiller will be a tough blow for Bayern Munich’s reserve team, who have to battle to stay in the 3.Liga every year. However, if the player manages to go on and establish himself at a proper Bundesliga team like Hoffenheim, then the bosses can chalk this up as a win for the youth campus. While the end goal is to produce players for the first team, churning out starters for clubs in the top 5 leagues will help raise the reputation of Bayern’s youth teams and help attract more talented youngsters in the future.
We wish Stiller all the best, and hope this move materializes.