Bayern Munich announced the signing of Mathys Tel (17) from Rennes for a reported €28.5m including bonuses on Tuesday. The French youth international has signed a contract until 2027.
Speaking to the club’s official website about the signing, Hasan Salihamidžić said: “Mathys Tel is one of the biggest talents in Europe, a very quick, technically strong and versatile striker. He won the European Championships with the France U17s this year as captain of the team.
“We’ve been watching him for a long time and we were able to convince him to take his next important steps in Munich with us now. We are proud of that, as there were a lot of clubs who wanted to sign him.
“The development of such an exceptional young player is an exciting project for us all. Of course, Mathys needs time, he needs minutes on the pitch and rhythm. We are all convinced he has a great career in front of him and that he will help our team.”
Tel has played just 79 minutes across all competitions for Rennes’ first team.