The teenage midfielder has yet to make a decision where his international allegiance lies, but Die Mannschaft are confident of securing his services
The German football association is confident they’re going to be ready to convince Jamal Musiala to play for Germany before England, Goal has learned.
Musiala, who left Chelsea to hitch Bayern Munich in 2019, is eligible to play for both Germany and England internationally.
The 17-year-old was born in Stuttgart but grew up in London, and has already represented the 2 countries in question at the youth level.
Musiala made two appearances for Germany’s Under-16s but has played for England in four different age groups, with two caps already earned for Aidy Boothroyd’s U21 side.
However, Goal can now reveal that the midfielder met up with Die Mannschaft head coach Joachim Low after featuring from the bench during Bayern’s 4-1 Bundesliga win against Hoffenheim on Saturday.
His representatives felt it had been a pleasant personal touch for Low to require outing from his schedule to satisfy Musiala and offer him words of praise, with the DFB now hopeful he will pledge his allegiance to Germany rather than England.
The 60-year-old tactician announced his intention to call up the teenager earlier in the week, telling BILD: “He is an exceptionally great talent. he’s particularly valued in Germany and at FC Bayern.
“I think he knows a method or another that I would like to nominate him. There aren’t that a lot of talents in Germany who have the extent. the choice is his.”
Musiala will wait until March before making a final judgment though, which is when Germany and England will begin their World Cup qualification campaigns before next year’s competition in Qatar.
The former Chelsea starlet features a more pressing issue to attend to first, together with his current contract at Bayern set to expire at the top of June.
Goal understands that negotiations over an extension are still ongoing, with the playmaker able to plan to fresh terms at Allianz Arena through to 2025.
The musical is going to be back in contention for an area in Hansi Flick’s squad when Bayern takes on a visit to Hertha Berlin on Friday night.
The youngster has already appeared in 23 games across all competitions for the German champions this term, scoring three goals, having quickly proved that he can handle the stress of domestic and European football at the very best level.