Created on 05-03-2021 at 12:55 PM
FC Bayern have handed Jamal Musiala a professional contract until 2026. The 18-year-old attacker joined the German record champions‘ U17 team from Chelsea in summer 2019 and has made rapid progress since then.
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic: “We’re very happy that Jamal has decided to sign his first professional contract at FC Bayern on a long-term basis. This has been a joint effort. Before Jamal came to FC Bayern in summer 2019, we had to and were able to convince him and his family about our project. I am very pleased that our system of finding talented players, developing them and then integrating them into the first team is bearing fruit. Our chief scout Marco Neppe has played a significant role here. Now we must all ensure that Jamal continues to be nurtured and challenged. I am sure that he will bring a lot of joy to FC Bayern.”
Jamal Musiala: ““I’m really pleased to have signed my first professional contract at FC Bayern. I just feel very good at the club and in the team, I’m playing with the best players in the world and I can learn from them every day in training. Hansi Flick, Hasan Salihamidzic and Marco Neppe along with the whole club have believed in me and given me the chance very early on. I just want to repay that faith with good performances, keep getting better and win a lot more titles with FC Bayern. My aim is to become an important player for this club.”
Musiala, who celebrated his 18th birthday last week, has made 27 appearances for the first team to date, scoring four goals. In the 4-1 win in the Champions League round of 16 first leg at Lazio last week, he became Bayern’s youngest goalscorer in the competition. He was already listed as the German record champions’ youngest-ever Bundesliga player after featuring in the 3-1 win against SC Freiburg in June.