Bayern Munich close in on West Ham prodigy Baker-Boaitey and look set to beat Man Utd and PSG in transfer race for teen


WEST HAM teen sensation Benicio Baker-Boaitey is set to join German giants Bayern Munich.

The youngster will travel to Germany this week for talks about becoming the latest hot prospect to quit the Premier League for the Bundesliga.

The Irons could then get just £230,000 training compensation for the highly-rated England youth star.

Winger Baker-Boaitey, 16, snubbed the chance to sign professional terms at the Hammers when he turns 17 in January.

A host of top clubs across Europe have been chasing the teenager.

Liverpool, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have all sent scouts to watch the wide man.

The Hammers had high hopes of developing him into another of their home-grown stars.

But Germany looks like the preferred destination with Bayern Munich and one other unnamed club in the Champions League next season inviting him over to meet them.

It could mirror the situation with Jadon Sancho, who quit Manchester City for £7m and might now be sold by Borussia Dortmund for £115m.


Baker-Boaitey and his advisers will spend the week assessing what each club can offer to help his development into a top player, before returning to England to make a final decision over his future.

The teenager, who left school this month, would cost just £230,000 in training compensation which is why the top clubs have shown such a strong interest.

German clubs know big profits are to be made from young English stars, where they can offer game time at a high standard.

Jonjoe Kenny and Rabbi Matondo have already moved to German clubs, while Birmingham’s Jude Bellingham will switch to Dortmund for £30m this month.


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