Bayern Munich’s highly-rated youngster, Jamal Musiala, is having a breakthrough season in Bavaria. While Bayern’s front office is trying to tie him to Munich on a long term contract, two national teams are also fighting for the player. Musiala currently represents England’s U-21, but Joachim Low tried to convince him to play for Germany.
During today’s Bundesliga match between Bayern and Hoffenheim, Germany’s national team coach was in the stands. It was speculated that he was there to see Thomas Muller and Jerome Boateng, but it later turned out that he was in Munich, trying to convince Musiala to play for Germany.
Jogi Löw bestätigt in @BILDamSONNTAG, dass Jamal Musiala zu den nächsten Länderspielen eingeladen werden soll: „Ich denke, er weiß so oder so, dass ich ihn nominieren will. Die Entscheidung liegt bei ihm.“ @lwurzi #fcbayern— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) January 30, 2021
After he held the meeting with Musiala, Löw said: “I think he knows one way or another that I want to nominate him. The decision is up to him.” He also praised the youngster and said he is valued in Germany and Bayern.
Joachim Löw met Jamal Musiala and his mother after the final whistle today to convince him of the national team [Bild]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 30, 2021
Musiala’s teammates are also encouraging him to play for Germany as well. Recently, Serge Gnabry publicly advised him to play for Die Mannschaft, later adding: “Ain’t no chance we’re letting that talent go!”
After the win over Hoffenheim, Bayern’s and Germany’s captain, Manuel Neuer, praised the teenager. He told Bundesliga.com: “I would recommend talking to him and trying to get him to play for Germany!”
A big decision awaits Musiala and he has until March to make up his mind.