Per a new report by the Daily Mail in the U.K, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Bayern Munich youngster Taylor Booth. Booth was signed by Bayern in 2019 from Real Salt Like’s youth academy in the United States on a contract that runs through 2022 and he’s spent the majority of his time with Bayern’s U-19s. He’s a central midfielder by trade, and can play both a holding, or more attacking role.
Despite not finding the back of the net yet this season for Martin Demichelis’s U-19s, Booth has been a consistent presence in midfield and has provided 5 assists from a total of 16 appearances across all competitions. 2 of his assists came in the match-up against Tottenham’s U-19s in the UEFA youth league, which is said to have been one of the performances that really put Booth on Mourinho’s radar and he almost scored a goal of his own. Bayern’s U-19s won that match 3-0 on the same day that Bayern’s senior team beat Tottenham 3-1 in the last group stage match of the Champions League in group B. Mourinho had fielded a predominantly youth and fringe player side since there was no mathematical way they could top the group ahead of Bayern and had already secured second place and advancement to the knockout stages. Of course, we all remember what happened the first time we played them this season (7-2!).
Bayern’s U-19s currently top the A-Junioren Bundesliga SÜD/SÜDWEST table and are 4 points ahead of second-placed VfB Stuttgart (U-19s). Booth has been a vital piece of Demichelis’s midfield and could very well warrant a call up to Bayern’s reserves in the 3. Liga next season, thought it’s uncertain what next season will even look like due to the cornoa virus. It’s likely that none of the junior leagues in Germany will finish this season aside from the Bundesliga, 2 Bundesliga, and Frauen Bundesliga. The Premier League still doesn’t have a resume date in its sights and there’s no telling what, exactly, the next transfer window will look like, but Mourinho will likely face a difficult task in trying to convince Booth to leave Bayern, where he truly has the right setup to continue to develop.