Having already acquired two wingers in the summer transfer window, Bayern Munich are supposedly after another. According to a report from the Daily Mirror, the Rekordmeister have joined the race to acquire teenage forward Demarai Gray from Birmingham City.
Bayern scouts – along with ones from Manchester City, Liverpool, and Everton – got a glimpse of 19-year-old during an England U20 match against the Czech Republic U20 on Monday, the Daily Mirror report suggests. Gray was superb in that match, nearly setting up several assists and almost finding the opening goal early in the second half.
Gray supposedly turned down moves to Barclays Premier League clubs Bournemouth and Leicester City in the summer, signing a new contract with Birmingham City instead. The contract has a £4.7 million (€6.4 million) buyout clause though, one a top club could easily match.
Bayern have invested in several youth attacking talents over the past two years. Bayern convinced Sinan Kurt to switch allegiances from Borussia Mönchengladbach not long after giving United States World Cup participant Julian Green a professional contract. This season they have given 17-year-old Fabian Benko a professional contract, and have invested €7 million in a two-year loan for Juventus teenager Kingsley Coman.
Gray has scored 7 goals in 48 appearances (29 starts) for Birmingham City, but has yet to score a goal for the Blues so far this season. If Bayern are truly interested in the forward, they may have to wait until January in order to make a move for the young Englishman.