Thursday, January 13, 2022
“One of the greatest talents”
FC Bayern brings 15-year-olds for millions
Jonathan Asp Jensen was already playing for the U19s of FC Midtjylland at the age of 15, which aroused the interest of FC Bayern. The German record champions are trying successfully to convince the young footballer to move to Germany. For a substantial transfer fee.
Jonathan Asp Jensen will be 16 years old tomorrow, Friday, and in all likelihood this birthday will be a very special one for the young Danish footballer. Because according to consistent media reports, the midfielder then signs a contract with FC Bayern Munich. The Danish football magazine “Tipsbladet” writes that Jensen is “one of the greatest talents in the country” and has been watched by many top clubs from across Europe. According to “Bild”, the German record champions are paying around 1.2 million euros as a transfer fee to FC Midtjylland, and bonus payments are also said to have been agreed. The official announcement is still pending.
In the three-time Danish champions, Jensen is currently not playing with his peers, but is already in action in the U19. It is unlikely that he will join the professional team at FC Bayern. However, in view of the numerous corona cases, coach Julian Nagelsmann recently resorted to young players and made talent Paul Wanner at the age of 16 years and 15 days the youngest Bundesliga player in Munich’s club history. Fast invitations to training the first team are therefore also conceivable for Jensen.
According to “Bild”, the almost 16-year-old feels particularly at home in the central midfield, both as a more defensive six as well as a slightly more offensive eight. The “Tipsbladet” is therefore reminiscent of a Danish talent who moved to the south of the Federal Republic ten years ago: Pierre Emile Höjbjerg. He came to Munich from Bröndby IF in the summer of 2012, made his debut in April 2013 as a 17-year-old in the Bundesliga and, after having played at FC Augsburg, FC Schalke and FC Southampton, now plays for the English first division club Tottenham Hotspur.
According to the Danish football magazine, it is an “atypical transfer” for FC Midtjylland to give up a talent like Jensen so early on. The U16 national player (four appearances, three goals) has not yet been used for the first team, but according to “Tipsbladet” that should be a requirement before a footballer leaves the club. Ideally, even 100 games for the professionals should be included in the statistics and only then should a transfer abroad be discussed. Jensen, however, is apparently already getting the chance to prove himself at one of the largest clubs in the world.