Bayern Munich ‘keen on Barcelona teenage star Pedri’ despite the £830m release clause in Spain midfielder’s contract as they seek to capitalise on Nou Camp club’s financial crisis by signing Golden Boy award winner on the cheap
- Bayern Munich have reportedly told Pedri’s camp of their interest in teenager
- 18-year-old Barcelona midfielder has just claimed the Golden Boy award
- Barcelona put an £830million release clause on Pedri’s new contract last month
- Bayern reportedly aren’t deterred and are willing to make him a record signing
- They believe they might be able to take advantage of Barca’s financial issues
Bayern Munich ‘are interested in signing Pedri from Barcelona’ despite the £830million release clause in the teenager’s contract.
The German club are reportedly thoroughly impressed by the potential of the 18-year-old Spain international midfielder and could seek to capitalise on Barcelona’s financial turmoil to sign him for less than his market value.
Pedri would undoubtedly become Bayern’s all-time record signing, eclipsing the £75m they paid for Lucas Hernandez back in 2019.
Barcelona’s teenager star Pedri is reportedly attracting interest from Bayern Munich
The Spain international signed a new contract until 2026 with a release clause of £830million
Spanish newspaper AS report that Bayern would also be willing to quadruple the wages of the teenager to tempt him to the Allianz Arena and his representatives are aware of their interest.
Barcelona slapped the exorbitant release clause on Pedri’s contract through until 2026 when he put pen to paper on a renewal back in October.
But clearly any attempt to deter the interest of their European rivals has failed with Bayern clearly confident they can sign Pedri on the cheap.
Pedri, who signed from Las Palmas in 2019 and joined the Barcelona squad the following year, played 52 games for the Nou Camp club last season.
Pedri is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and has played only four matches this season
But a thigh injury has restricted his involvement to just four games so far this season and reports over the weekend suggested a relapse of the issue could keep him out until next year.
Barcelona’s financial situation is precarious with president Joan Laporta making no secret of their colossal debts totalling over £1billion.
This will prompt the sale of key players, with midfielder Frenkie de Jong attracting interest from the two Manchester clubs.
Pedri this week won the 2021 Golden Boy award for the best under-21 player in Europe’s top divisions.