Youth - The Way Forward
Bayern Munich's new manager Oliver Kahn
has shown his emphasis on youth players as three new youngsters have been added to the Bayern squad.
First on the list is German-Turkish midfielder Emre Can
Can has spent the last few years in the reserve squad of the Bavarian club, but has now been promoted to the first team after impressing in the second squad. Can is eligible to play at the senior level for both Germany and Turkey. The Germany under-17 captain has been watched by Turkey, and might receive a call-up to their under-21 team during the next international break.
Newcastle United starlet Adam Campbell will join Bayern on the first of July when the German transfer window opens. The Geordie ace was subject to bids from Chelsea and Manchester City, but rejected those offers to move abroad for a fee of £1.8m
"When I received the offers from Chelsea and City, my first instinct was to turn it down and stay at Newcastle because I love Tyneside and even though they
(Chelsea and City) are big teams, they do not have a good youth system and it would be hard for me to get games. But when Bayern came in with an offer, they made it clear how much they value youth players and told me about all their elaborate plans. They made me feel important, and so I had no hesitation in signing for them."
"It will probably be a big change in lifestyle from Newcastle to Bayern, but I don't have to worry about it now. I'll be spending the rest of June with my family and then I'll be off to Munich to check out the club's facilities and just the city in general. The gaffer said he's trying to get me a loan deal in the Championship so I can just get some games and keep improving."
Fallen Spanish giants Villarreal
have sold their promising youngster Moi Gomez to Bayern Munich for a fee of £3m
. The exciting attacking midfielder is said to be thrilled with the completion of the move, and is looking forward to working hard and earning his spot in the first team in the years to come.
The midfielder has already been placed on the loan list to gain more experience, and is attracting interest from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim
These three, along with the likes of Alaba and Toni Kroos - who are already in the first team - look to be proof that Bayern fans have much to look forward for the future.