Pro terms for young talent Evina

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FC Bayern have signed Franck Evina on a long-term professional contract. The forward inked a pro contract through 30 June 2021 on Friday. The 17-year-old talent made his Bundesliga debut in the 4-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on 28 April and was in the starting line-up for the 3-1 victory over Köln last Saturday.

"Franck is a quick forward who has enormous athletic qualities," said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic: "We're very happy we've secured his services over the long term, and we aim to further promote his good progress."

Franck Evina joined the FC Bayern U-14s from SV Neuperlach-München in the summer of 2013, and appeared for all the German record champions' youth teams since then. Evina has been playing for the reserves in the fourth-tier Regionalliga since the 2017/18 winter break. "It's a great honour to get this chance at FC Bayern. I want to continue to learn a lot in the next few years and want to repay the club's faith with good performances," said Evina, who has made one appearance for the Germany U-18s so far.