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Report: Bayern Munich working on contract extension and loan assignment with Taylor Booth

The United States youngster could be headed out on loan once more.

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According to report from ESPN, Bayern Munch is working on a contract extension with United States starlet Taylor Booth and will seek to loan the prospect out again.

Potential destinations for Booth include Austria and Portugal:

U.S. youth international Taylor Booth is in talks with club side Bayern Munich about a new contract, and could be loaned out to a club in either Austria or Portugal sources have told ESPN. Booth, 20, already has experience in the Austrian Bundesliga having spent the back half of the 2020-21 season on loan with St. Polten. He scored three goals in 17 league and playoff appearances, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the club’s relegation to the second tier.

A move to Portugal would be more attractive given that in terms of procuring an English work permit, the Portuguese top flight is considered a “Band 2” league while Austria’s Bundesliga is “Band 4”. Booth’s younger brother Zach is on the books of Leicester City. Taylor Booth also holds an Italian passport. His contract expires in June of 2022.

Booth, a midfielder, could definitely benefit from first-team field time wherever he lands.

BFW Analysis

At 20-years-old, the next move could be a pivotal point in Booth’s career. There were high hopes surrounding his move to the St. Polten in the Austrian Bundesliga. While he got off to a good start with St Polten, shining against Red Bull Salzburg and recording multiple goals and assists in his first few games, a small injury seemed to derail the rest of his season. Although he started or came on as a substitution in most games after coming back, he was never able to find the same rhythm and success.

Booth would benefit nicely from first-team experience, especially now that Bayern II were relegated back to the Regionalliga Bayern. A loan to another team in Austria’s topflight or to Germany’s 2. Bundesliga would be great for the young Utah native. A mid-table Italian or Portuguese team would also be a good fit. Wherever he ends up next season, now fully healthy and with something prove, this season will be key to Booth’s future. It could also perhaps determine whether he has a chance to break into the team at Bayern.

— Logan Chugg

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