Bayern Munich look to Arsenal starlet after missing out on Hudson-Odoi

Date published: Friday 26th July 2019 2:20

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One of Arsenal’s most highly-rated academy prospects is set to leave the club so he can progress in Germany, with Bayern Munich set to launch a bid.

English youngsters have tended to find more opportunities in Germany than the Premier League in recent seasons, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho the most high-profile example.

And according to The Sun, Xavier Amaechi could become the next player to trade the Premier League for the Bundesliga, as Bayern Munich could be lining up a permanent move for the 18-year-old.

Winger Amaechi would follow in the footsteps of fellow Arsenal academy players Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe in moving to Germany, with the pair spending time on loan last season at Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig respectively.

With his contract set to expire next summer, Arsenal are ready to part ways with Amaechi, after leaving him out of their squad for their Under-23s clash with Barnet on Wednesday. It would mean an end to a six-year association with the club he joined as a 12-year-old.

Bayern had been chasing Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi, but the England youngster looks set to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge instead.

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