BREAKING NEWS: Sarpreet Singh on the verge of signing for FC Bayern Munich
by Chirag R Bhattad
Munich: FC Bayern Munich are on the verge of signing New Zealand International with Indian descent Sarpreet Singh. Singh plays for Wellington Phoenix, whose academy he graduated from. He has only played 38 professional league games for Wellington, making a rapid step-up to the German champions.
Sarpreet Singh is expected to move into the youth setup of FC Bayern Munich, joining the FC Bayern Munich II team initially. He will then be assessed on a regular basis and based on his progress, will be slotted into the first team. Sarpreet Singh plays as an attacking midfielder and can also play on the wings.
Singh joined the Wellington Phoenix academy in 2015 after impressing for the New Zealand U-17 side. After playing for the reserves for two years, Singh graduated into the first team, making his full debut against Perth Glory in February 2018. His debut was marked by a memorable long range effort in just the third minute of the. game.
His goal proved instrumental as Wellington defeated Perth Glory 2-1. His impressive performance saw him get a prolonged run in the first team, with his brace in the last game of the season seeing him finish it as the second highest goalscorer for Wellington.
He became a first team regular last season and, at one point, was described as “best player in the A-League right now at this moment of time,” by critic Mark Bosnich. Singh played for the New Zealand National team in the 2018 Hero Intercontinental Cup in India, scoring against Kenya at the Mumbai Football Arena.
Singh will be a signing along the lines of Alphonse Davies, who was signed from Vancouver Whitecaps last season. Davies played in the reserves o a regular basis and his good performances resulted in him getting a look-in into the first team near the end of the season. The transfer will be confirmed in the next 48-hours, with Singh having already agreed personal terms.