Bundesliga: Bayern Munich confirm signing of teenager Jann-Fiete Arp from Hamburg for reported €2.5 million

Berlin: Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Thursday confirmed they will sign Germany Under-19 striker Jann-Fiete Arp – it just depends on when his current side Hamburg can win promotion from the second division.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich confirm signing of teenager Jann-Fiete Arp from Hamburg for reported €2.5 million

File image of Jann-Fiete Arp. Reuters

Arp will move to Munich, either this June or at the end of next season, in a deal reportedly worth 2.5 million euros, but he wants to first help Hamburg reclaim their top-flight status.

"The decision when he leaves Hamburg doesn't only affect Arp," said Bayern in a statement, who have said they are "flexible".

Arp made headlines in Germany as a 17-year-old after scoring two goals in his first three Bundesliga games in late 2017.

The 19-year-old will join Bayern as back-up to top-scoring striker Robert Lewandowski.

"The discussions with Bayern Munich were constructive and fair," said Hamburg's sports director Ralf Becker.

"Our relegation (last season) hit Jann-Fiete hard, he insisted on staying and helping us to go back up first."

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Updated Date: Feb 08, 2019 14:20:38 IST

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