Youngster Shabani signs pro contract
FC Bayern have signed up another up-and-coming youngster. U19 player Meritan Shabani penned a pro contract to 30 June 2020 on Tuesday at Säbener Straße. The offensive midfielder has been at the record champions for 12 years. He made his Bundesliga debut in the 4-1 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt on 28 April.
"Meritan is a highly talented and promising player who has been through all our youth teams. We're happy to have him at the club over the long term," said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. "He has already shown his potential on the training ground and in the league game against Frankfurt."
Shabani said after signing the contract: "FC Bayern are my club. I'm incredibly happy to have this chance. I want to keep on working and learning in the coming years."
This season, the 19-year-old has scored eight goals and provided five assists in 20 appearances in the U19 Bundesliga. On top of that, he has played six games and scored one goal in the UEFA Youth League, appeared once in the Youth DFB Cup and had two outings for the reserves in the Regional League.