Bayern Munich star targeted by Liverpool, Man City rejects contract extension

The Premier League giants have set their eyes on the German prodigy

By Web Desk
March 03, 2024
Jamal Musiala (L) and his teammate Alphonso Davies (R). — Reuters

Premier League giants Manchester City and Liverpool have set their eyes on Bayern Munich star, Jamal Musiala, who has reportedly rejected a contract extension at the club.

The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of Europe's most promising young talents and is expected to continue improving as he gains more experience.

Musiala has amassed 153 appearances for Bayern Munich, establishing himself as one of the club's prized assets. His performance this season has been impressive, with seven goals scored in the Bundesliga so far.

A versatile player, he primarily operates as an attacking midfielder but can also adapt to a number six role or play on the wing. His confidence on the ball, combined with his ability to beat opponents and deliver effective passes behind the opposition's defence, makes him a valuable asset.

Liverpool and Manchester City have both expressed strong interest in Musiala, as previously reported by TEAMtalk. They would eagerly pursue his signature if given the opportunity.

With Musiala's contract set to expire in 2026, Bayern may be compelled to sell him sooner rather than later to secure a substantial transfer fee.

According to the Daily Star, Musiala has turned down Bayern's contract renewal offer amidst internal issues at the club. He is now eyeing a move to a Premier League club after rejecting a new deal worth £150,000 per week.

Bayern are facing the possibility of ending the season without a trophy, trailing Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen by seven points. Additionally, they have been eliminated from the DFB-Pokal and currently trail Lazio 1-0 in the Champions League round of 16.

The impending departure of manager Thomas Tuchel has reportedly led to unrest within the squad, which could be a factor in Musiala's decision not to extend his contract.

Manchester City are believed to be leading the race for Musiala, with manager Pep Guardiola expressing admiration for the player. However, Liverpool are also keen on securing his services and intend to rival City for his signature.

Both Premier League clubs sent scouts to observe Musiala during Bayern's recent 3-0 defeat to Leverkusen.

It appears that Liverpool and Manchester City have a genuine chance of signing Musiala this summer, although Bayern are likely to demand a fee in excess of €100 million (£87 million).