Bayern Munich have a similar transfer policy than Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Manchester United, among others big clubs in Europe. They constantly track top talent all over the continent and, more times than not, end up acquiring some of the brightest prospects in the world.
That’s exactly what happened this Friday, as the Bundesliga giants have officially announced a move to sign Alex Timossi Andersson, a 16-year-old Swedish forward who currently plays for Helsingborg in the Swedish Superettan, the country’s second-tier league. The move is now completed, although Andersson will join Bayern in 2019 when he turns 18.
Bayern have also announced that the youngster will remain with Helsingborg FC until he joins Bayern in 2019, because they want to continue his development in an environment where he can feel comfortable.
Andersson can move all over the attacking third, but he profiles better as a right winger even though at times he has been deployed as a second striker. He was promoted to the first team in January this year, and has already completed 16 appearances and two goals with the club during the current Superettan campaign.
Andersson also has experienced playing for the Swedish National Team, having featured for the U15 (four games, six goals) and U16 (seven games, two goals) sides. Without a doubt, he looks like a prospect worth keeping an eye on.