Bayern Munich are on the verge of making a new signing.
Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano claimed exclusively on Tuesday that the Bavarians are close to signing 17-year-old prospect Nestor Irankunda. The 2006-born winger is on the verge of joining Munich from Adelaide United in Australia. The transfer fee is expected to be in the region of €3 million (approx. KRW 4.2 billion).” The signature ‘Here we go’ signaled the completion of the deal.
Last season, Munich narrowly defended their Meisterschaft (German Bundesliga title). They were crowned champions after knocking out Dortmund in the Bundesliga final. It was a title that would not have been possible if Mainz, led by Lee Jae-sung, had not caught Dortmund. Desperate Munich and coach Thomas Tuchel were busy in the summer transfer market. They brought in Kim Min-Jae at center back and Harry Kane up front to bolster their ranks.
Despite missing out on the DFB Super Cup, the team has been cruising since the season began. In the German Bundesliga, they are unbeaten (8 wins, 2 draws) through 10 rounds. In the UEFA Champions League (UCL), they’ve won four out of four matches to advance to the round of 16 early.
Kim Min-jae has also been on fire. In particular, he has been consistently solid while Dayo Upamecano and Matthijs de Ligt have been plagued by injuries. As a newcomer to the mega-club, it was expected that he would face stiff competition for a starting spot, but he has been the most dominant of the center backs.
The same goes for Kane. Despite leaving the Premier League (PL) for the first time in his career, he hasn’t had much of an adjustment period since arriving in the Bundesliga. In 10 league games, Kane has amassed a whopping 20 attacking points (15 goals, 5 assists), and he’s also scored six in the UCL (4 goals, 2 assists).
In the meantime, Munich are making an investment for the future. The star of the show is Australian-born Irankunda. He made his professional debut in 스포츠토토 the 2021-22 season at just “15 years, 10 months, and 30 days” and has been making waves ever since. Last season, he recorded seven offensive points (five goals and two assists) in 488 league minutes. The Bavarians plan to continue to develop the youngster who emerged in Australia.