Bayern Munich announced the signing of Mathys Tel on Tuesday afternoon and the transfer has already made the rounds in France. Several French insiders are in awe of the player.
Mathys Tel has only completed 79 minutes in the professional area so far. The versatile attacker has been able to convince the Bayern board who have apparently fought for his signature for months.
In France, they are convinced that the transfer fee of almost 30 million euros for the youngster is a good investment. Clement Gavard of French magazine „So Foot“ commented on Tel: „He’s a similar type of player to Mbappe. He’s probably faster and stronger at the same age, but technically not that good,“ he explained to „Tageszeitung„.
The French sports journalist Alexis Menuge, who resides in Munich, sees a great strength in the flexibility of the 17-year-old: “Tel can play in almost all positions in attack. He’s almost two-footed and already very efficient and calm in front of the goal.“ However, there are still things Tel needs to work on: „Where can he still improve? Probably his headers.”
According to reports, numerous top clubs were chasing after Tel. The young Frenchman however decided to join Bayern Munich very early on: “He always wanted to go to Bayern. FC Bayern has been his absolute favorite team for a long time. It has a bit to do with the young French tradition in Munich,” said Menuge.