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Another Nix gone!! Amazing move through! Good luck to him!

Wellington Phoenix have confirmed Sarpreet Singh is set to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.


Singh, 20, is currently in Munich touring the club’s facilities ahead of a potentially ground-breaking move to the German side, after the five-time Champions League winners approached Phoenix last week.


Bayern had been tracking the four-cap New Zealand international for some time but their interest was solidified after Singh’s excellent performances for the Kiwis during the recent U20 World Cup in Poland.


Should the deal be completed, Singh – who joined Phoenix from Auckland-based feeder club Onehunga Sports in 2015 – would become the first New Zealander to join the Bavarians.

It would be the biggest transfer in the nation’s footballing history, topping striker Wynton Rufer’s signature for Werder Bremen in 1989 and ex-Phoenix flyer Marco Rojas’ move to Stuttgart from Melbourne Victory in 2013.


“There were a few clubs that were interested in Sarpreet and that was the one he was most interested in exploring further,” Phoenix general manager David Dome told www.aleague.com.au.


“Now we’re just waiting for a formal offer to come across to see how much Bayern value the player at, and if it meets our expectations.


“All things being equal, Sarpreet could end up playing in Germany next year.”


Although Bayern plan for Singh to acclimatise in their reserve team – who will play in the third division of German football next season – the club hierarchy hope the attacking midfielder will progress to the first team in due course.


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“He’s very excited. Sarpreet has always targeted going to play in Europe at some stage,” said Dome.


“Having said that, I think even the fact that he’s had interest from the fourth-biggest football club in the world, has given him a bit of a shock. But a very, very good one.”

Phoenix are 'absolutely thrilled' by Singh's pending move to Bayern Munich, says David Dome
Singh’s potential move to Germany would be the biggest nod of approval yet for the club’s football academy structure – one of the first to be established in the Hyundai A-League – which was started in 2013 and has operated full-time since 2016.


Current Phoenix first-teamers Louis Fenton, Liberato Cacace and Ben Waine are all graduates. Fenton and Cacace have won full international caps for the All Whites.


“We’re absolutely thrilled. If people didn’t get it before or understand the concept before, it’s very clear of the pathway in New Zealand about what can be achieved if you come to the Phoenix,” said Dome.


Singh is the latest Phoenix player set to depart the Kiwi capital, following the losses of Golden Boot winner Roy Krishna and strike partner David Williams, midfielder Max Burgess, club captain Andrew Durante and goalkeeper Filip Kurto.


But the club had planned for Singh’s potential exit prior to the U20 World Cup and are in advanced negotiations with a selection of young Australian and New Zealand-based talent, as well as high-profile international signings to bolster new coach Ufuk Talay’s renovation job.
Dome said Phoenix fans can anticipate some of these international players to be announced this week.


“We’re really advanced on some of those. Ufuk has come straight into it and done a great job identifying what we need to do.


“I’m absolutely convinced that the players that we’ve got coming through will make very, very strong Wellington Phoenix team next year, and that we’ll no doubt be challenging for the finals.”

 

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Another Nix gone!! Amazing move through! Good luck to him!

Wellington Phoenix have confirmed Sarpreet Singh is set to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.


Singh, 20, is currently in Munich touring the club’s facilities ahead of a potentially ground-breaking move to the German side, after the five-time Champions League winners approached Phoenix last week.


Bayern had been tracking the four-cap New Zealand international for some time but their interest was solidified after Singh’s excellent performances for the Kiwis during the recent U20 World Cup in Poland.


Should the deal be completed, Singh – who joined Phoenix from Auckland-based feeder club Onehunga Sports in 2015 – would become the first New Zealander to join the Bavarians.

It would be the biggest transfer in the nation’s footballing history, topping striker Wynton Rufer’s signature for Werder Bremen in 1989 and ex-Phoenix flyer Marco Rojas’ move to Stuttgart from Melbourne Victory in 2013.


“There were a few clubs that were interested in Sarpreet and that was the one he was most interested in exploring further,” Phoenix general manager David Dome told www.aleague.com.au.


“Now we’re just waiting for a formal offer to come across to see how much Bayern value the player at, and if it meets our expectations.


“All things being equal, Sarpreet could end up playing in Germany next year.”


Although Bayern plan for Singh to acclimatise in their reserve team – who will play in the third division of German football next season – the club hierarchy hope the attacking midfielder will progress to the first team in due course.


TRANSFER HUB: All OF THE HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE INS & OUTS


“He’s very excited. Sarpreet has always targeted going to play in Europe at some stage,” said Dome.


“Having said that, I think even the fact that he’s had interest from the fourth-biggest football club in the world, has given him a bit of a shock. But a very, very good one.”

Phoenix are 'absolutely thrilled' by Singh's pending move to Bayern Munich, says David Dome
Singh’s potential move to Germany would be the biggest nod of approval yet for the club’s football academy structure – one of the first to be established in the Hyundai A-League – which was started in 2013 and has operated full-time since 2016.


Current Phoenix first-teamers Louis Fenton, Liberato Cacace and Ben Waine are all graduates. Fenton and Cacace have won full international caps for the All Whites.


“We’re absolutely thrilled. If people didn’t get it before or understand the concept before, it’s very clear of the pathway in New Zealand about what can be achieved if you come to the Phoenix,” said Dome.


Singh is the latest Phoenix player set to depart the Kiwi capital, following the losses of Golden Boot winner Roy Krishna and strike partner David Williams, midfielder Max Burgess, club captain Andrew Durante and goalkeeper Filip Kurto.


But the club had planned for Singh’s potential exit prior to the U20 World Cup and are in advanced negotiations with a selection of young Australian and New Zealand-based talent, as well as high-profile international signings to bolster new coach Ufuk Talay’s renovation job.
Dome said Phoenix fans can anticipate some of these international players to be announced this week.


“We’re really advanced on some of those. Ufuk has come straight into it and done a great job identifying what we need to do.


“I’m absolutely convinced that the players that we’ve got coming through will make very, very strong Wellington Phoenix team next year, and that we’ll no doubt be challenging for the finals.”

Which club will he be loaned out to?
 

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Which club will he be loaned out to?
Well Bayerns reserves play in the German third tier so probably none. Otherwise a loan move back to an A-league club would be an option. I'll take him at Victory for a season. Singh on one wing Elvis on the other sounds mouth watering.
 

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Well Bayerns reserves play in the German third tier so probably none. Otherwise a loan move back to an A-league club would be an option. I'll take him at Victory for a season. Singh on one wing Elvis on the other sounds mouth watering.
Id take that.

Elvis Singhing!
 

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hell of a move for a kid with some real natural talent.
 

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Go after all get none.

But that was a cheap shot for another sport and team.

My apologies to any here.

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Nah all good, and unlike North we've actually won things this decade !!!

I don't want Troisi though, he'll get here and the media will blow smoke up him with the whole "local hero returns" rubbish, and he will coast through til he gets an OS offer.
 

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Yep tell Troisi to GAGF. Turned us down enough; how pathetic if we take him on now...
 

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Good on the kid. A huge opportunity to learn in an elite system.

Also, Robbie Fowler is signing players like he's playing Football Manager 2019
 

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Very very happy for the kid! Go follow your dreams son!

I'll take him at Victory for a season. Singh on one wing Elvis on the other sounds mouth watering.
I think I threw up in my mouth a bit.

We can rule Western United out at least, Burgess was preferred by Rudes over Singh.
 

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https://www.sydneyfc.com/news/sydney-fc-sign-german-midfielder

Sydney FC have completed the signing of German attacking midfielder Alexander Baumjohann on a two-year deal, the club confirmed today.

Famed for his assists, earning 47 in his career across three continents, Baumjohann boasts close to 100 appearances in the German Bundesliga, with a Championship and German Cup success next to his name from his time at football giants Bayern Munich.

Baumjohann also won the German Super Cup during his time with Schalke and has made appearances in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and the Europa League.

The 32-year-old is well versed in the Hyundai A-League, having made 20 appearances last season with Western Sydney Wanderers where he was recognised as one of the competition’s best midfielders, scoring three goals.

Hahaha wow this is amazing. Signed 2 of the better players from our biggest rivals in one off season.-

^This is a legitimate response from a Sydney FC fan. Reach for the sky, kid.
 

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Sign him up Kurz! Don't care if he played for City, He'll be worth it!
 
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