Juventus Set to Edge Barcelona for Bayern Munich Attacking Prodigy

While Bayern Munich are aiming to onboard Juventus defensive talent Matthijs De Ligt, the Bianconeri themselves are eyeing to hit back the Bavarians by luring one of their most impressive youth talents in recent years. Having enjoyed a swift rise to prominence in recent years, Kenan Yildiz is widely regarded as one of the most gifted talents to emerge from the Bayern youth ranks, having joined in 2012 as a seven-year-old.

The 17-year-old is now hotly trailed by Juventus and Barcelona, with the former in pole position to sign him on a free transfer after his contract expired last month, as per latest SPORT (via Corriere dello Sport) reports.

Bayern failed to tie him down to the club due to his financial demands, German outlet BILD can confirm.

La Vecchia Signora are prepared to hand the teenager a stimulating offer, with his development touted to take place with the Primavera side – Juventus U23 – who currently play in Serie C.

The Turkey U17 international is a natural attacking midfielder capable of donning various roles in the final-third, including on the wings and as a support striker. He as 6 goals and 8 assists in 20 appearances for the Bayern youth sides, along with 3 goals in 10 appearances for the Turkey U17 national team.