Jamal Musiala: The German Prodigy

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We can call Jamal Musiala the German prodigy as he has already decided to play for Germany instead of England at the senior level. Before his vital decision, the English media described him as the English prodigy who played in Germany. He always stated that England always felt like a home for him. But for his personal development, Germany will be the perfect nourishing ground. Before joining the senior German team, he used to play for England youth teams. Looking at his stats and performances, we can say it will be a massive loss for England after his crucial decision. The 18-year-old is considered to be one of the best players for the future.

He joined Bayern Munich in 2019 when he was 16 years old. He became the youngest ever player to play for Bayern in the Bundesliga at the age of 17 years and 205 days. He is also Bayern’s youngest ever Champions League goalscorer. He is an attacking midfielder with perfect dynamism who probably will be the replacement for Thomas Muller. It’s a double benefit. A single player can replace Muller in both the German team and in Bayern Munich.
All his former coaches praised him abundantly, and they could not believe what they saw on him. They assure that he has an unreal talent, and he is a phenomenal goalscorer. He is a wonderkid with outstanding goalscoring ability and a teenager who possess high confidence.

Right now, the teenager is at the best place to develop as a young player. Hansi Flick allowed him to be in the first team while he was managing Bayern. So, he knows the kid very well. So, with the German National Team, Musiala wouldn’t have any barriers to development. With the Bayern Munich team, he is under Julian Nagelsmann, who is excellent in player management. So, the overall growth for the boy is on the right track with guidance from every side. He is lucky to be under the radar of the two best football managers in the world. Bundesliga betting on Bayern Munich is a no-look decision when the team is on fine form.

He is one of the nominees for the Golden Boy award and France Football’s Kopa Trophy. There are also chances for him to win one of the individual titles as he has had some good performances recently.

With Hansi Flick as the manager of the German National Team, he will be one of the key players for the future, along with Wirtz, Adeyemi and Moukoko.