Juventus set to overtake Barcelona for Bayern Munich’s attacking prodigy
As Bayern Munich aim to onboard Juventus defensive talent Matthijs De Ligt, the Bianconeri themselves plan to hit back at the Bavarians by bringing in one of their most impressive young talents in recent years. Having enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence in recent years, Kenan Yildiz is widely regarded as one of the most gifted talents to emerge from Bayern’s youth ranks, having joined in 2012 as a seven-year-old.
The 17-year-old is now being closely watched by Juventus and Barcelona, with the former in pole position to sign him on a free transfer after his contract expired last month, according to the latest SPORT (via Corriere dello Sport) reports.
Kenan Yildiz is getting closer and closer to joining Juventus on a free transfer from Bayern. No intention of signing a new contract with a German club. 🇹🇷🇩🇪 #transfers
Juventus are leading the race, they are closer to signing Yildiz than Barcelona. https://t.co/scpMrS480D
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 4, 2022
Bayern failed to tie him to the club due to financial demands, according to German media BILD can confirm.
La Vecchia Signora are ready to give the adolescent a stimulating offer, his development having to take place with the Primavera side – Juventus U23 – who currently play in Serie C.
The Turkey Under-17 international is a natural attacking midfielder capable of playing a variety of roles in the final third, including on the wings and as a supporting striker. He scored 6 goals and 8 assists in 20 appearances for Bayern’s youth teams, as well as 3 goals in 10 appearances for the Turkish U17 national team.