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Update: Taylor Booth won’t join Utrecht until summer as Bayern reject transfer offer

The young American will leave on a free transfer this summer to join the Dutch side.

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UPDATE - January 31, 2022 12:00PM EST

According to Sky’s Florian Plettenberg, Bayern have rejected the immediate transfer offer from FC Utrecht, so Taylor Booth will remain in Munich with Bayern II through the end of the current season.

UPDATE - January 30, 2022 8:00PM EST

According to Sky’s Florian Plettenberg, FC Utrecht are pushing to complete the transfer in the current window. They have made an official offer to Bayern, and it’s expected that Bayern will accept the offer on Monday. The transfer fee is expect to be in the mid-six figures.

Taylor Booth will leave the Bayern Munich campus this summer and will join the Eredivisie side, FC Utrecht on a free transfer.

The 20-year-old American on why he will make this move to the Netherlands had this to say, “It just feels like a perfect step for my own development. The conversations I had with various people within FC Utrecht convinced me, and I am really excited about this adventure.”

FC Utrecht seems to be equally excited for Booth to join. Of the impending move, technical director, Jordy Zuidam had this to say, “Taylor is a huge talent who currently plays for Bayern Munich and has now also been invited to the American national team. With him we bring in a dynamic midfielder with a lot of footballing ability. He’s a box-to-box player that plays with a lot of energy which means he will fit well into our system. We are proud that we were able to convince him to choose us.”

Booth, a native of Ogden, Utah, joined Bayern’s Academy with the U19s in 2019 from the Real Salt Lake Academy. By 2020 he was training with Bayern II and made a few appearances before being loaned out to the Austrian Bundesliga side SKN St Pölten in January 2021. Booth made one appearance for Bayern’s senior team in the first round of this season’s DFB-Pokal.

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