Pro terms for keeper Hoffmann

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FC Bayern have secured the services of another promising young talent. At the Säbener Strasse HQ on Wednesday, U-19 keeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann inked a pro contract through 30 June 2021. Three more home-grown talents - Lars Lukas Mai, Meritan Shabani and Franck Evina - have signed pro contracts over the last few weeks.

"We're very happy we've signed Thorben, another talent. He has outstanding qualities," said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. "He has repeatedly demonstrated his skills at a top level, both in terms of control of the penalty area and on the goal-line."

Hoffmann joined the FC Bayern youth section from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2015. The 19-year-old has made 24 appearances in the U-19 Bundesliga and three UEFA Youth League appearances this term.

"I've been a Bayern fan since I was three. A dream has come true with the pro contract in Munich," said Hoffmann. "I've invested a lot, but now the actual work begins. I want to establish myself in football. FC Bayern offer me the best conditions, and I want to use them in training and in competition on a daily basis."

The goalkeeping talent won the South German championship with the U-19s last season, advancing to the German championship final against Borussia Dortmund, but losing on penalties.

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