Taylor Booth becomes the latest American star to make his Bayern Munich debut after impressing Julian Nagelsmann… but former Tottenham target has yet to sign a new contract
- Taylor Booth became the latest American star to make his debut for Bayern Munich
- The 20-year-old came off the bench in Bayern’s 12-0 victory in the German Cup
- He impressed Julian Nagelsmann and previously attracted Tottenham
- Booth will be out of contract in 10 months and has yet to agree to an extension
Taylor Booth became the latest candidate in the US to make his debut for Bayern Munich this week.
The 20-year-old midfielder came on as a substitute in Bremer’s 12-0 German Cup match on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Chris Richards, Julian Green and Landon Donovan as importers from the US to play for Bayern.
Booth impressed coach Julian Nagelsmann and previously attracted the attention of Tottenham, among others.
Taylor Booth became the latest candidate in the US to make his debut for Bayern Munich this week
Surprisingly, despite reported attempts to negotiate a new deal, he still has to agree new terms and has only 10 months left.
Booth is a midfielder who plays in the same style as Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and was also used by Nagelsmann in a wide position and as a fullback.
That versatility, plus his contract situation, has again warned clubs in England and Spain.
European parties have become increasingly aware in recent seasons of the rich seam of talent that has emerged from the US.
Booth is a midfielder who plays in the same style as Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona, but is versatile
The 20-year-old has yet to agree new terms and has only 10 months left on his contract
American captain Christian Pulisic at Chelsea, Gio Reyna at Dortmund, Weston McKennie at Juventus and Sergino Dest at Barcelona are among some of the flag bearers, while Roma signed Bryan Reynolds this summer and Venezia Tanner added Tessmann plus Gianluca Busio.
Booth, who has been capped at U19 level by the US, has a 17-year-old brother Zach who plays for Leicester City who is also a midfielder.
He will face stiff competition to impress Bayern’s first team despite impressing Nagelsmann and that career path will no doubt be considered if Bayern are to sign him to a new contract.