Bayern Munich, Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Southampton, and Tottenham Hotspur are all reportedly kicking the tires on PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke. Madueke is a 19-year-old English youth international, who is considered a big talent.
Bayern Munich, though, is not exactly in a position to get into any type of bidding war, especially for a player who would be a fourth winger (or fifth if you believe — like me! — that Jamal Musiala should be starting on the offensive flank):
Bayern Munich, Crystal Palace, Leeds and Southampton have enquired about PSV winger Noni Madueke (19). Tottenham are also monitoring their former academy player [@Dan_KP, @JackRosser_] pic.twitter.com/WCsUBejJZ3— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 6, 2021
This is not the first time that we have heard Bayern Munich connected to Madueke.
Bayern Munich midfielder Taylor Booth has had a heck of a preseason — and what looks like a helluva ride in the barber’s chair. We had some fun with Booth about that and he had a good laugh about it as well.
Now, Booth hit Instagram to poke some fun at himself:
What a good kid with a great attitude.
If you can’t laugh at yourself, you can’t laugh at anyone. Nice work, Taylor!
More importantly, though, Booth has — by all accounts — had a strong preseason and looks more and more every day like another deft move by the Bayern Munich scouting department.
It was a crazy week in terms of Bayern Munich news and we’re talking about the absolute biggest stories!
What happened, you ask? Well, you came to the right place to find out. The hot topics we hit on this week include:
- Joshua Zirkzee’s preseason was bad, but he will get a chance to start over with a loan to RSC Anderlecht.
- Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka could both extend their contracts with the club shortly.
- Bayern Munich’s rumored pursuit of RB Leipzig star midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.
Former (maybe!) FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi could be headed to Paris Saint-Germain:
Barça president Joan Laporta on Messi deal with PSG: “Messi to Paris Saint-Germain and if would I like to see him there? I’d like to see Messi at Barça... ask him, I don’t know about PSG but for sure he has options”. #PSG #Messi pic.twitter.com/XnHcRjj7o8— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2021
PSG is confident a deal will get done:
Paris Saint-Germain are confident to find the right ‘deal structure’ soon to sign Leo Messi after opening direct talks since yesterday. PSG are already working on Leo’s potential contract. #Messi— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2021
Been told confidence is growing also in PSG dressing room - Neymar is pushing.
And, it really looks like it’s happening:
Lionel Messi has chosen to join PSG - the club is looking to wrap up the signing over the weekend, and is set to meet with Jorge Messi in the next few hours. (@mohamedbouhafsi)— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 6, 2021
Werder Bremen and USMNT striker Josh Sargent is reportedly drawing interest from Norwich City:
Sources tell CBS Sports that Premier League club Norwich City are in advanced talks to sign USMNT striker Josh Sargent from Werder Bremen. Talks ongoing and hearing it is close.— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) August 5, 2021
Would be a big step up from German second division to English top flight.
At one point, Bayern Munich was linked to former Hertha Berlin outside-back Luca Netz. The Bavarians missed the window to make that move, though, as Netz moved over to Borussia Mönchengladbach:
️ #Eberl: "We're delighted that we were able to convince Luca #Netz that his future is with us. He can play anywhere down the left hand side and has a lot of potential."#DieFohlen #FCKBMG pic.twitter.com/HaJaEIUg38— Gladbach (@borussia_en) August 6, 2021
Called up my homies and I’m askin’ y’all... which park are y’all playin’ basketball? (@fcbayerncampus)
It looks like the boys played a little “Knockout” in their down time:
Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies was ecstatic that his girlfriend (Jordyn Huitema) and the rest of the Canada women’s national team won Olympic gold: