Bayern Munich has been noticeably quiet when it comes to star signings for youth teams recently. Nestory Irankunda, whose move from Adelaide United has already been confirmed, is the obvious exception, but even then it’s not hard to imagine the Australian speedster immediately joining the first team. Likely due to the instability in the sporting director position, talent imported into the youth set up in Munich has been lacking. But with new sporting director Christoph Freund at the wheel, that could be about to change as Bayern has bid significant money for a 16-year-old Swedish wonderkid.
That is, according to news site Expressen’s reporter Anel Advić (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), who reports that Bayern have made a first bid in the region of 3.5 to 4.5 million euros to AIK Solna for striker Jonah Kusi-Asare. It is a lot of money, and yet that amount could go up. After all, Transfermarkt confirms that the talented striker just signed a new contract last November, two months ago at the time of writing. The report follows up by saying that negotiations will take place in the near future and that an agreement is far from certain. Additionally, PSV and Club Brugge are in for the same player, though they have yet to make a bid.
AIK’s sporting director Thomas Berntsen confirmed the concrete interest of multiple clubs: “There are clubs that are concrete. We have said that we would like to keep [Kusi-Asare], at least until the summer, but if a good offer comes in — then something can happen.”
But the buying club will have to pony up a significant amount of money. “It must be a very good offer. He will not be sold for two or three million euros.”
Per Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich’s first offer was rejected:
Excl: Bayern first official bid to sign 16-year old striker Jonah Kusi-Asare has been rejected by AIK Solna.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2024
€4m proposal still not enough to agree with AIK as they want around €6m fee to make the deal happen.
PSV Eindhoven, Club Brugge and more clubs can enter the race. pic.twitter.com/LZwkTjhOLn