- Nigerian club FC Hearts Abuja have transferred youngster Daniel Francis to German champions Bayern Munich
- Daniel Francis was the captain of the FC Bayern World Squad project where 24 youngsters across the world were handed a chance to prove their worth
- The talented midfielder will however spend the upcoming season on loan at Austrian Bundesliga side Austria Klagenfurt
German giants Bayern Munich have announced the capture of former Nigeria U17 star Daniel Francis from FC Hearts Abuja.
The 18-year-old signed a three-year contract that runs until 2025 for an undisclosed fee.
However, the young midfielder will immediately join Austrian Bundesliga side Austria Klagenfurt on a season-long loan.
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Bayern Munich director Jochen Sauer said is pleased with the signing of Francis.
"During his time in the FC Bayern World Squad, Daniel played very well in the test games.
He's attracted the interest of a number of clubs, so we're delighted he's signed for us and that he can now gain match practice at Austria Klagenfurt."
Francis excelled at the 2022 FC Bayern World Squad project – where 24 youngsters across the world were handed a chance to prove their worth.
Borussia Dortmund Target Move for Nigerian Striker Umar Sadiq
Meanwhile, Umar Sadiq could be set for a move to the German topflight this summer as Borussia Dortmund are pushing to sign the Nigerian forward.
Dortmund have reportedly opened talks with the Almeria striker to cover the absence Sebastian Haller after he was diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumour.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Bundesliga giants are willing to stump up €25m in a fixed fee and reach the €30m asking price with further variables.
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Sports Brief earlier reported that Villarreal who are Spanish La Liga giants are reportedly pushing hard to sign Super Eagles striker Sadiq Umar this summer in case Dia should join Salernitana on loan with buy option.
Unai Emery who is the coach of Villarreal is trying to bolster his squad this summer ahead of the coming La Liga season as he sees the Nigerian striker as someone who can fit his plans.
Last season, Umar Sadiq was in brilliant form for Almeria and helped the team to gain promotion back to the Spanish La Liga.