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Report: Bayern Munich wonderkid Mathys Tel making his move

The Frenchman is said to be seriously impressing behind the scenes.

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Bayern Munich took their share of injury hits at the FIFA World Cup, but for those players who weren’t a part of the tournament, the Winterpause has been an opportunity to put in extra work behind the scenes and away from the normal pressures of game weeks.

One such player, seventeen-year-old Mathys Tel, could be poised to make a big leap for the second half of his first season in Bavaria. Via Az’s Maximilian Koch:

Additionally, Koch reports that Tel is considered — for now — a left winger in Julian Nagelsmann’s setup. From these positions he’s able to invert and score on goal, like Sadio Mané, as well as make the most of his one-on-one qualities in space, like Kingsley Coman. However, his pathway might eventually lead him back to the nine, which may be why Bayern bought him in the first place:

With Sadio Mané out injured for a while, Tel has an early opportunity to split time with Coman and stamp his mark on the Bayern Rückrunde. He’s already drawn some comparisons to PSG’s Kylian Mbappé. It may only be a matter of time before he’ll get his chances to show that on the field.

The Champions League stage against Mbappé’s PSG would be a fitting place to start.

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