By Asia Samachar Team | NEW ZEALAND |
New Zealand rising football star Sarpreet Singh may be on move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich after a sterling performance at the recent Under-20 World Cup.
The 20-year old Wellington Phoenix attacking midfielder was invited to Munich for a tour of the club’s facilities ahead of a possible transfer, reports Stuff.
If the deal takes place, it would be a major leap for the Auckland-born player who has under his belt 38 games for the Phoenix across three seasons, registering nine goals and seven assists.
If Sarpreet was to sign, he would initially play for Bayern Munich II in Germany’s 3.Liga. He would be seen as a long-term investment and would be a like-for-like replacement for South Korean midfielder Jeong Woo-yeong, who recently transferred to Freiburg after making just one first team appearance.
In March 2018, Sarpreet made his debut with the All Whites, the New Zealand national football team. He played a role in the New Zealand U-20s side to a Round of 16 tie in the FIFA U-20s World Cup in Poland.
He was also instrumental in the Wellington Phoenix side that reached their first Hyundai A-League finals position in four seasons in the Hyundai 2018/19 season.
Sarpreet has been nominated for the International Player of the Year Award at the up-coming annual New Zealand Football Awards in Auckland.
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