Introducing FC Bayern's new signing Mathys Tel
One of the most promising young strikers in European football has joined FC Bayern as Mathys Tel swaps Rennes for Munich. Here's the lowdown on our 17-year-old new signing.
Tel was born in Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris, on 27 April 2005. He started his football career at the age of seven at JS Villiers-le-Bel. After Paris FC, AS Jeunesse Aubervilliers and Montrouge FC 92, the striker joined the youth set-up at top-flight Stade Rennes in 2020.
Youngest ever debutant at Rennes
Tel had a meteoric rise at his new home. He played in the UEFA Youth League at the age of 15. His debut for the first team followed in August 2021. At the age of 16 years and 101 days, he became the youngest player in a competitive match for Rennes. He made ten appearances for the senior team last season.
Tel was called up to the France U18s for the first time in September 2021. He scored five goals and provided one assist in six friendlies in the autumn of 2021. His two goals in as many qualifiers in the spring of 2022 for France's U17s helped take them to the finals of the European Championships.
Captain in Euro triumph for France U17s
The striker impressed at the Euro finals in May 2022 as France went on to win the title. He captained the team for four games and contributed with three goals and one assist. In addition, he scored from the spot in penalty shoot-outs against Germany in the quarter-finals and Portugal in the semi-finals. Bayern fans can look forward to watching an exciting talent.