Bayern Munich have been working in the shadows for several weeks to acquire the signature of 21-year-old Amine Adli from Ligue 2 side, Toulouse.
The German club presented a complete career project to the Frenchman who would arrive as the number four winger in the hierarchy. Adli has already spoken to head coach Julian Nagelsmann, and is excited about the prospect and wants to come to Germany. According to reports from Loic Tanzi of RMC Sport, a deal is yet to be struck between Bayern and Toulouse to finalise the transfer. A fee of around €10m is expected for the Toulouse man whose contract is set to expire next year.
Two weeks ago Toulouse President Damien Comolli spoke on Adli, saying “He’ll leave because he doesn’t want to stay, he’ll leave this summer.” Other Bundesliga clubs like Wolfsburg and Dortmund are said to be interested, although the winger looks to have his heart set on the Munich side.
Adli, who was elected “Best Player of Ligue 2”, can play in a variety of positions across the front line, predominantly as a winger. The imminent arrival of Adli would bolster Bayern’s squad depth and keep other wingers like Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman on their toes as he pushes for a place in the first team.
His 8 goals and 7 assists in the 2020-21 campaign may not look that impressive on paper, but his explosive pace and flair are reminiscent of young Mohammad Salah, who also did not score too many goals.
Could Adli be the unpolished diamond Bayern are looking for?
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