Phoenix Player Sarpreet Singh Signs with Bayern

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Sarpreet Singh, 20, has signed with German powerhouse Bayern Munich in one of the highest-profile transfers of a New Zealand footballer, AFP reports.

Born in New Zealand to Indian parents, Singh was an academy graduate at the A-League club and has stamped his mark on the first team over the past two seasons, playing 38 games and scoring nine goals, the syndicate writes in a story published online at The Malay Mail.

He signed for Bayern’s youth side on a three-year deal, with a view of him being a member of their first team should performances go well.

“We are thrilled for Sarpreet and his family and are extremely proud of what he has achieved to get to this stage of his career,” Phoenix general manager David Dome said.

“We wish him all the best in Germany and look forward to seeing him progress all the way through to Bayern’s first team as he continues his development as a professional footballer.”

In a country where rugby is king, only a handful of New Zealanders have made the grade at major football clubs around the world, including Winston Reid (West Ham) and Chris Wood.

Original article by AFP, The Malay Mail, July 1, 2019.

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