Two years ago, FC Bayern snatched an exceptional talent from Chelsea in Jamal Musiala. This summer, the German record champions are about to sign another promising Blues offensive player – thanks to the help of the new youth boss scout.
SPOX and Goal can get a report from the young British insider The Secret Scout confirm that Munich is close to signing 16-year-old Emran Soglo.
Soglo, left foot and similar to Musiala can be used on the eight, ten and both outer lanes, trained last week on a trial basis with the U17 on the Bayern campus and since this week has tried his hand at the U19. The first impression of the player: positive. Above all, Soglo knows how to convince in terms of game intelligence and assertiveness in one-on-one.
According to information from, the transfer is in dry tissues SPOX and Goal but not yet, a decision should be made in a few days. The player wants to go to Bayern.
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One thing is clear: Brexit could not get in the way of the people of Munich in the event of a transfer, as Soglo (born 2005) has both English and French citizenship and is therefore an EU citizen. The Bavarians would only violate the FIFA Code of Ethics if a minor non-EU citizen was obliged to do so.
It is not surprising that the German record champions are once again on the verge of using Chelsea. Those in charge have been looking at the island for a long time, especially Marco Neppe (35), who was recently promoted from chief scout to technical director at the record champions, recently made important strategic decisions and restructured the scouting area of FCB.
Neppe brought Florian Zahn (39), a long-time Chelsea scout, to Munich last year. Born in Darmstadt, who before his time in London worked in the youth division of 1. FC Kaiserslautern, was appointed the new campus chief scout a few weeks ago. One of his first official acts: he invited Soglo to Munich.
Switching from Tom Bischof to Bayern is unrealistic
A commitment of the English U17 national player would probably also be the last indication that a transfer of Hoffenheim talent Tom Bischof will not work, at least for the time being. Bayern had many conversations with the 16-year-old playmaker, according to information from SPOX and Goal In addition to U19 coach Danny Galm, professional coach Julian Nagelsmann also intervened.
But TSG also did a lot of persuading and offered Bischof a quick promotion into the licensed player area. Bischof is currently preparing with Sebastian Hoeneß’s team.