UPDATE (July 21, 2:30PM ET)
Per Sport1, this deal is about to get done:
The transfer of talent Adam Aznou is perfect according to SPORT1 information. Sky also reporting.
The 16-year-old left-back moves from FC Barcelona to the FC Bayern campus and is considered an extremely promising talent. Aznou, who has been scouted for a long time, is also already in Munich.
Those in charge at Bayern hope that Aznou will provide competition for Alphonso Davies in a few years. Initially, he is scheduled for the U17s.
SkySport’s Florian Plettenberg adds that RB Leipzig and Real Madrid were also circling:
❗️News Adam #Aznou: Deal is close to be done with the top talent! Last details with Barca about a permanent deal have to be clarified. The 16 y/o left defender will join Bayern. Leipzig & Real were in. Player is in Munich since Wednesday. Interesting future deal! @SkySportDE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 21, 2022
Per reports from Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg (and captured by @iMiaSanMia), the free transfer of Adam Aznou to Bayern Munich is nearly complete. Aznou is a talented left-back currently plying his trade in Barcelona’s youth academy and is very highly rated, having already played for the Spanish U-16 team and reportedly rejecting the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Benfica and Borussia Dortmund. Any player that has rejected Dortmund to move to Bayern gains immediate brownie points. Also important to note is that Aznou’s contract with Barcelona has run out and that he can now be signed for no transfer fee whatsoever.
It would represent Bayern’s second signing of a left back for the youth academy this summer, after Matteo Vinlöf was already acquired from Swedish club Hammarby IF Fotbollförening. It remains to be seen how both players would be able to co-exist within the youth teams while still developing at a strong rate. Nevertheless, this would be a strong transfer and the hope is that it will be done soon.