It may look like Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Schalke youngster Assan Ouédraogo has fallen under the radar, it hasn’t as the Bavarians are still in for the 17-year-old. They have competition this time around in the form of RB Leipzig, who currently leads the Ouédraogo sweepstakes:
Bayern are interested in Assan Ouédraogo - the club met with the player's management/father. However, Leipzig are leading the race for Ouédraogo at the moment. RBL have been after the midfielder for over a year [@altobelli13, @cfbayern] pic.twitter.com/4ZkvK668qN— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 23, 2023
A report from Tz’s Philipp Kessler (as captured by @iMiaSanMia) states that Bayern had already approached Ouédraogo two years ago and offered him a move, which he turned down because he wanted to finish school and stay at Schalke. Since then, the Rekordmeister has monitored him.
Bayern have had a long line of players who played for Die Königsblauen: Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sané, Sebastian Rudy, Alexander Nübel, and many more. Bayern also have a knack for thumping Borussia Dortmund’s fierce rivals, with Die Roten going 25 games unbeaten against the blue Ruhr team. The last time Schalke beat Bayern was in 2010/11.