German newspaper SportBild has claimed that Arsenal are interested in raiding Bayern Munich for one of their hottest teenage talents in the form of Angelo Stiller – despite the young German having never played for Bayern’s first team.
Stiller, 19, is yet to even train with Hansi Flick’s senior side but he has continued to shine for the club’s Under-19 outfit – even being promoted to the reserve side which play their football in the third tier of German football.
A Germany Under-18 international, left-footed Stiller is a central midfielder that is more than able to create. In six UEFA Youth League outings this season, Stiller scored once and laid on six assists from the base of the midfield.
Stiller has a contract at Bayern until the summer of 2021, meaning he could be available on the cheap this summer. Bayern are willing to sell, but an option could be that Bayern let him go to get more senior game time – and include a buyback clause.
TBR’s view – Stiller has enormous potential, wasted at Bayern
Stiller needs to leave Bayern and a move to Arsenal would be perfect. Indeed, the German is just the kind of ball-playing midfielder that Arsenal love to have – but Stiller has shown that he can do more than just pass the ball.
Indeed, his goals and assists – albeit at Under-19 level – show that Stiller is forward thinking, more than what can be said about the likes of Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi. Bringing Stiller to north London would massively boost the German’s career.
A handful of first-team outings next term could see Arsenal land a gem, as he furthers his development. Given Stiller’s contract situation, Arsenal could get him on the cheap. Some Gunners fans may remember Stiller from a pre-season in match in 2019.