A few days ago, Goal ran with an article claiming that Bayern Munich and Jamal Musiala were at an impasse regarding the youngster’s contract extension. Musiala, who arrived from Chelsea in 2019, was reportedly asking for a £100,000 a week deal, in light of interest from English Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool.
This report has now been debunked by Sport1, with Florian Plettenberg claiming that contract talks are proceeding as normal, and the situation is relaxed. Here’s the tweet with that info:
Update #Musiala: Reports that there are disagreements over salary issues in the negotiations with Musiala are not true. The player still wants to extend his contract with #FCBayern and is totally relaxed. The talks are going well. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 21, 2021
This is, of course, great news to any Bayern fan who enjoys having young talent at the club. After years of asking why Borussia Dortmund get all the up and coming youngsters before we do, the bosses have finally brought together a crop of talented youngsters who might be the real deal. Alphonso Davies already broke through into the first team last season, establishing himself as arguably the best left-back in the world at 19.
Musiala, who’s even younger than Davies when he broke through, already shows the signs of becoming a top player. He’s repeatedly been praised by Hansi Flick for his diligent performances, and already has a notable big game goal against a top team — the strike against RB Leipzig back in December. Musiala is, however, still on a youth contract, and that needs to change fast. He’s likely to sign a pro-contract after he turns 18, which would tie him down to Bayern for at least another five years. Hopefully, he does well and extends his stay beyond that.