Bayern Munich are set to activate their option to buy Kingsley Coman from Juventus.
Coman joined the Bundesliga giants last season on a two-year loan deal from Juve and could sign for Carlo Ancelotti’s side permanently for a fee of around £18m.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told German outlet TZ that there is a ‘huge probability’ the Frenchman, who was part of his country’s European Championship squad, will be bought outright.
There is a huge probability that we will exercise our option to buy Kingsley,’ Rummenigge said.
French paper L’Equipe are also reporting the news regarding Coman, who came through Paris Saint-Germain’s youth academy.
Coman scored six goals and provided 11 assists in his first year at the Allianz Arena and is seen as one of the most exciting young talents in world football.
The fee Bayern are set to pay for his services represents a bargain when compared to similar players and their respective transfer fees.
Manchester City recently agreed a deal worth £42m for German starlet Leroy Sane, who made less than 50 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke.
City also shelled out £49m on Raheem Sterling last year, while Manchester United’s deal for Anthony Martial could end up costing them a whopping £58m.
Coman has won more trophies than the aforementioned trio combined and while he is on a similar level as Sane and Martial in terms of talent and potential, the total outlay of Bayern – believed to be around £23m when taking into account the initial loan fee they paid Juve – is astonishingly smaller than what City and United paid for their young gems.
The 20-year-old Frenchman started 20 times in the Bundesliga last season and will hope to fully cement his place in Ancelotti’s starting line-up for the upcoming campaign.