When Bayern Munich announced the signing of Lovro Zvonarek back in September, not much was known about him. He’s a 16-year-old kid that made his first team debut for Slaven Belupo at the end of last season, and Bayern were reportedly paying a fee that could rise to €5 million for him. That’s about it!
Zvonarek made nine league appearances for Zvonarek in the first half of the season before being set back by two separate injuries. His tenth appearance this season in the Croatian top flight came on Saturday against Osijek, and he didn’t disappoint. After nearly picking up an assist earlier in the match, Zvonarek gave Slaven Belupo the 1-0 lead with a tidy finish after getting past a defender on a long ball played over the top. It was his first goal of the season to go along with his one assist.
Lovro Zvonarek (16) finally comes back after numerous injury problems with a spectacular goal against league contenders Osijek.— Karlo (@CroatianScout2) January 29, 2022
Brilliantly done to get rid of Škorić & a calm finish past Ivušić.
He’s currently playing in kind of a free role alongside Zapata. Suiting him… https://t.co/nD7CRToi33
Hopefully, the 16-year-old attacker can stay healthy for the duration of the season.
It’s not yet known what kind of long-term plans that Bayern has for Zvonarek. Do they bring him to Munich and stick him with Bayern II? Do they let him stay and play another season in the Croatian first division? He turns 17 in May, so I think we’ll see what kind of trajectory Bayern think for his career this summer.