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Eintracht Frankfurt eyeing Bayern Munich prospect Marcel Wenig

Could one of Bayern Munich’s prospects be headed to Die Adler?

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Marcel Wenig has made a name for himself on the campus of Bayern Munich, as one of the club’s good, young prospects.

Other teams have noticed, however, and the youngster is starting to become a popular figure on the transfer market (per Bild):

According to Bild information, Munich threatens to lose a top talent to Eintracht. The Hessians have midfield jewel Marcel Wenig (17) from Bayern’s U-19 on the slip, have been watching him for a long time.

Bayern want to extend Wenig’s contract (expires in summer) and last Thursday there was already a conversation with sports director Hasan Salihamidzic (44) on Säbener Straße.

Brazzo may have got wind of the interest in Frankfurt and would now like to reach a quick agreement with Wenig. A free-transfer departure to another Bundesliga club, as most recently happened with Angelo Stiller (20 / now Hoffenheim), should definitely be prevented ...

Abendzeitung added a little more context to the report, stating that Salihamidzic might want to sign Wenig to an extension to prevent losing him — and that the sporting director has been in contact with both the player and Eintracht Frankfurt:

A midfield talent is probably about to change: As reported by “Bild”, the Bayern winners from the previous matchday had an eye on Marcel Wenig. The 17-year-old is said to be very popular with the Hessians. Spicy: He could even go on a free transfer, his contract expires at the end of the season. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic is said to be in contact with both Eintracht and Wenig, according to the report. Little has been used so far, especially in Bayern’s second team.

It is fair to wonder if Wenig saw the contract extensions of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, the acquisition of Marcel Sabitzer, and presence of Marc Roca, Corentin Tolisso, Michael Cuisance, and Jamal Musiala — along with the up-and-coming duo of Taylor Booth and Torben Rhein — and might have just deduced that Bayern Munich has way too many midfielders on the organizational depth chart at this stage.

Still just 17-years-old, it would seem that Wenig has plenty of time to let some of those situations play out, but seeing players like Stiller and Niklas Dorsch have to leave Säbener Straße to find a more advantageous situation, probably opens the eyes of many youngsters.