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Musiala’s contract talks stall over his wage demands

Jamal Musiala
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 The youngster has been impressive since leaving Chelsea’s academy and now wants a serious contract upgrade from the European champions.

 Contract negotiations between Bayern Munich and Jamal Musiala have hit a stalemate after the youngster’s wage demands have proved to be a stumbling block.

Despite being the ripe old age of only 17, Musiala is said to want a new contract that will pay him £100,000-per-week. With talks still ongoing, Premier League clubs, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Manchester United are keeping a close eye on the situation. Musiala only has 18 months left remaining on his youth contract and if no agreement can be reached, he may be looking for a move when the summer transfer window rolls around.

His wage demands are high for such a young player however with clear interest from a host of Premier League clubs and the records that he has broken, he feels his demands are warranted. Musiala is currently the youngest player to play and score in the German top-flight and has already appeared 18 times for Hansi Flick this campaign.

 

If Bayern were to lose Musiala it would be a huge blow after they picked him from Chelsea’s academy for next to nothing and this was despite Chelsea’s huge scholar deal that they offered, yet Musiala chose Bayern over them.

His club future could impact his international football too, with both Germany and England vying for his services. Musiala was born in Stuttgart before moving to England at age eight. He currently players for England’s Under-21 side managed by Aidy Boothroyd and when the Under 21 Euro’s come around in March, Boothroyd says he will be apart of the England set-up for the competition.

The Under 21 boss spoke about Musiala back in November.

“He has definitely increased game time,” he said. “We don’t know, but he might have a growth spurt and he hasn’t even finished growing yet. I saw him against Atletico Madrid the other day and he didn’t look out of place against that massive array of talent for Bayern Munich.

“We are really pleased for him, he did well for us, scored and personally I think it might be too early for him to make the seniors in March just yet. But, in two or three months with more experience, you just never know.

“Being out in Germany, training with that calibre of players and coaches every day is really going to help his development for us.”

Despite Musiala playing for England already, the German Football Association still has hopes of having him as part of their international set up. However they will have to be quick as once Musiala plays a competitive match for Gareth Southgate’s team, he will be a fully-fledged England international, and the door will be slammed shut as he will be tied to England for the rest of his international career.

Adam Schultz
Sports writer. Cover Arsenal and Bayern Munich, lucky to be able to do what I love as a career.