New signing: Germany U19 international Sinan Kurt (18) has joined #FCBayern from Gladbach, penning a four-year deal with FCB.— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 31, 2014
The German youth player will sign a four-year deal with the club, which will keep him in Bavaria until 2018. Express is reporting that Bayern and 'Gladbach have agreed to a €2.5 million fee.
"I am just happy that both clubs have agreed and I am excited for my new role in Munich," Kurt told Express.
Kurt has made just one appearance for Borussia Mönchengladbach II this season, a 15 minute cup of tea in the reserve team's opener. He was promoted to the reserve team after 16 goals in 24 appearances with 'Gladbach's U19 team.
The completion of this deal ends a three-month saga between Bayern and 'Gladbach. Sporting director Max Erbel accused Bayern of contacting Kurt and his representatives behind his back, something that ultimately shut down a potential loan move for Bayern 20-year-old Alessandro Schöpf. Kurt's contract with 'Gladbach was a whole other issue, the youngster signed through 2016 because of a one-year deal that activates after his youth contract expires.
Kurt is the most expensive youth acquisition Bayern have ever acquired. The current transfer record for a youth player is Mitchell Weiser, who transferred from 1. FC Köln in 2012 for an €800,000 fee. Kurt would also be the third youth player Bayern have given a professional contract to after Schöpf and Julian Green signed deals of their own last December.
Much like Weiser did following his arrival, Kurt will likely play for Bayern's reserves with wingers up the wazoo in the first team. Patrick Weihrauch and Nikola Jelisic currently man the flanks for the reserves, although neither have yet shown the potential Kurt has.
Kurt will be part of Germany's U19 team during their youth friendly against the Netherlands on Friday. Giancula Gaudino and Bayern youth product Raif Husic will also be part of the team as well.