Bayern Munich replaced former sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić with Christoph Freund who was previously working at RB Salzburg. Salzburg are well known for their ability to recruit young talent, and the hope was that Freund could help with Bayern’s recruitment of young players.
According to Bild, Bayern are looking at the possibility of adding two of Hertha Berlin’s brightest prospects in 16-year-old Boris Mamuzah Lam and 15-year-old Cassiano Kiala, who play defensive midfield and in defense respectively (via @iMiaSanMia). Unfortunately, Bayer Leverkusen are also eyeing the same two players and could challenge Bayern for their signings.
If Bayern decides to pursue Lam and Kiala this wouldn’t be the first time the Bavarians raid the Hertha Berlin youth setup. Previously, Bayern signed Germany U-18 international Noel Aseko Nkili from the capital club for a fee of €1 million (Transfermarkt). Aseko has yet to really break into the first team, but his goal against FC Basel was a positive sign of his development.
Hopefully, Bayern can beat Leverkusen to these Hertha academy players and provide a viable pathway for their success in years to come.