- 29 January
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Bayern break silence on Real Madrid target Musiala’s future
Although Germany have made a difficult start at the 2022 World Cup, losing against Japan before securing a draw against Spain, Musiala has emerged as a star for Hansi Flick’s side.
For Bundesliga fans, of course, this comes as little surprise. The 19-year-old has already scored 12 goals and created 10 more for Bayern Munich this season across all competitions.
The consequence of this is that Musiala’s transfer value has jumped astonishingly. FootballTransfers now rated the midfielder’s worth at €95m – a rise of more than €40m since the summer.
A former Chelsea youth, Musiala has been primarily linked with a move to Real Madrid, who have sought to pick up some of the world’s brightest young talent as they renew their squad. Already France international youngsters Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni have joined up with La Liga’s champions.
Bayern have distanced themselves from such a prospect, though, with Musiala under contract until 2026 with the Bavarians.
Director Herbert Hainer was asked about the teenager’s astonishing rise in transfer value by TZ and replied: “That's secondary for us. We're not letting him go anyway. He wants to be the best in the world and we at FC Bayern will support and accompany him on this path. Together we can achieve great things.”
’Musiala one of the greatest talents in the world’
Meanwhile, the youngster’s overall attitude was praised.
“Jamal brings spirit to every game. He has a clear expectation of himself what he wants to achieve in football. I think that is great. And in terms of ability, he's one of the greatest talents in the world,” Hainer said.
“I also like his approach to all challenges, the fact that he says: ‘Hey, I want to be the best player in the world!’ That's the real Mia San Mia. At the age of 19 he quickly embodied it here with us. Last year he was called the shy Bambi - that's over now.
“The way he dribbled past 5 players against Japan and had wonderful moments against Spain - you can see at this World Cup what an exceptional quality this young guy has.”
Musiala will next be in action against Costa Rica with Germany – a match they must win if they wish to extend their 2022 World Cup into the knockout round.