Bayern Munich might have its eyes on some big name Die Mannschaft players this summer, but that has not stopped the club’s campus from scoping the next crop of Germany internationals that are playing in the youth ranks.
Bayern Munich has signed center-forward Lenn Jastremski to a three-year contract that will expire on June 30, 2023. Jastremski, who will join Bayern Munich II, will make the move from Wolfsburg’s A-Junior Bundesliga North / Northeast team on a free transfer.
Bayern Munich campus manager Jochen Sauer was excited to bring in the 19-year-old per FCBayern.com:
We are very happy that Lenn has decided to transfer to Bayern. He has performed very well this season with the U-19s of VfL Wolfsburg and also on the national team, and we want to take the next steps in his development in professional football together with him in the 3.Liga.
Following the current “strikers over six feet”-mold that Bayern Munich has used for its tactical set-up, Jastremski is a tall target man (6-foot-2), who can use his strength in the box and would not requires any philosophical difference in strategy from the current stable of Robert Lewandowski, Fiete Arp, and Joshua Zirkzee.
Jastremski is thrilled to make the move to Säbener Strasse:
The people in charge at FC Bayern worked very intensively with me right from the start and showed me very clearly in the discussions what their plans with me in the future are. I’m looking forward to working with coach Sebastian Hoeness and to being able to develop in the 3.Liga at Bayern Munich.
Jastremski has 16 goals and three assists across competitions for Wolfsburg this season and is a regular for German U-19 national team, which has also featured Bayern Munich youth players Leon Dajaku and Oliver Batista Meier. In 2018/19, Jastremski tallied 13 goals and three assists for Wolfsburg.
In his most recent international stint, Jastremski had three goals in eight games. Below is one of Jastremski’s goals against Bayern Munich II from the 2018-2019 season:
Grand par la taille, Lenn #Jastremski a inscrit un doublé pour @FrancophoneVfl les U19 du Bayern en Coupe qui a dû peser pour son recrutement. Voici la vidéo du premier. Habile des 2 pieds, il est international U19. et je l’ai en demi-finales du championnat U19 l’an passé pic.twitter.com/aVKKXGjdCx— Hart Jacques-Henri (@hart_henri) April 9, 2020
Jastremski has a quality track record of being an offensive threat, provides the Bavarians will greater organizational depth, and should bolster the Bayern Munich II roster as Kwasi Wriedt is headed to Eredivisie-side Willem II in July.
With offensive talents like RB Leipzig Timo Werner, Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz all linked to Bayern Munich, Jastremski’s signing could also open the door for the club to explore a promotion or loan for Arp or Zirkzee if the sporting department determines either one of those players would benefit from an opportunity to play first-team football within the club or elsewhere next season.