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Sport Bundesliga: The new home of English talent

14:33  16 may  2018
14:33  16 may  2018 Source:   football365.com

Newcastle chase 15-goal Bundesliga striker

  Newcastle chase 15-goal Bundesliga striker Newcastle are reportedly interested in Hannover forward Niclas Füllkrug this summer, according to German sources. The 25-year old striker has been in fine form for the club this season, scoring 15 goals and assisting three in the Bundesliga, and has caught the eye of several Premier League and Championship clubs. According to German outlet Bild, as reported by Sport Witness, Watford, Leicester City and newly promoted Cardiff are ready to rival the Magpies for Füllkrug’s signature, while fellow second-flight clubs Aston Villa and Fulham are also keen. The English sides will face competition from Germany, with fellow Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg said to be keen in the former Germany Under-20s international. Füllkrug has no release clause and with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2020, Hannover can demand whatever they so please. Bild claim that the club could get ‘double figures’ for their star – a price tag likely to be affordable by all the aforementioned English clubs. Newcastle have struggled for consistency with their striking options this season, with Ayoze Perez on eight, and Dwight Gayle and Joselu on nine combined. Therefore, a relatively cheap option could be just what Rafa Benitez’ side needs.

Players in the Bundesliga are able to develop without pressure. It’s a perfect environment for young stars to flourish and German clubs will continue to benefit from targeting British talent as long as Premier League clubs arrogantly dismiss News May 7, 2018. Gerrard’s new job and VAR in Europe?

It’s why the projects undertaken by many in the Bundesliga are long-term ones as opposed to the short-term, win at all costs mentality often seen in the Premier League. Sides in the English top flight are reluctant to take risks.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund cheers after scoring his team's 1st goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park © Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund cheers after scoring his team's 1st goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park

"They’re proving, by the games I’ve played, that age doesn’t matter - they’ll play you if you’re good enough," said Jadon Sancho in an interview with Jonathan Northcroft of The Times in March. "A lot of young players come to Dortmund and become top, top players. I thought to myself, ‘Wow, that could be me’."

‘Wow, that could be me’ is a phrase that has been uttered plenty of times across England’s academies this season. This weekend, reports surfaced that Liverpool threatened to report Borussia Monchengladbach for an illegal approach to young striker Rhian Brewster. They may well have a case, but it probably won’t change the immediate future. Brewster wants the Bundesliga and the Bundesliga wants Brewster.

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  Youth star Bennetts signs for Monchengladbach Tottenham Hotspur youth star Keanan Bennetts has left the Premier League, signing a four-year deal at Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach, as confirmed by the BBC. Worth a reported £2 million, the midfielder has registered seven goals and four assists in Division One of the Premier League 2 this season, whilst also featuring prominently in the UEFA Youth League. Despite the 19-year-old being born in London, his mother was born in Hamburg and he was raised bilingually which will inevitably help with the transition of moving to a new country at an early age. The Foals’ sporting director Max Eberl said, “Keanan can play several positions in offence. “We trust him to jump into the Bundesliga and are happy that he has decided to [join] Borussia.” He joins the ever-growing list of exciting English prospects making their way over to Germany to test themselves, such as Jadon Sancho, Reece Oxford and Ademola Lookman.

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That the Bundesliga is a brilliant league for young talent is well known. It is, of course, one of the well known narratives surrounding the league. Of the abject display of the German national team at Euro 2000 inspiring a new , well-funded academy system; of clear pathways to first team football for those

The news will presumably irk Jurgen Klopp, who had big plans for Brewster. The forward’s ankle injury in January curtailed any hopes of making his Premier League debut this season, but reports suggest that Klopp would have promoted him to the first-team squad next season. This is the most highly rated player in his academy age group at Liverpool.

Rhian Brewster of Liverpool in action during the Liverpool v PSV Eindhoven Premier League International Cup game at Prenton Park on December 19, 2017 in Birkenhead © Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Rhian Brewster of Liverpool in action during the Liverpool v PSV Eindhoven Premier League International Cup game at Prenton Park on December 19, 2017 in Birkenhead

You can hardly blame Brewster for his impatience. He failed to make a single Premier League squad between August and January when he was fit, is probably seventh or eighth in line for a place in Liverpool’s front three and has already seen his club linked with a number of high-profile wide forwards to supplement their current options.

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Having left Chelsea for Liverpool at the age of 16 because he believed he had a better chance of getting regular minutes - moving 210 miles from his family home in Essex - Brewster has demonstrated already that he is prepared to take major decisions to accelerate his senior career.  Six months ago, Brewster was top scorer at the Under-17 World Cup. Of the players directly below in the goalscorer list, Lassana N'Diaye has made his senior international debut, Jann-Fiete Arp has played 18 league games for Hamburg and Amine Gouiri has played seven league games for Lyon. Logically, Brewster cannot be faulted.

This is no criticism of Liverpool or Klopp, who have put faith in youth more than most over the last three years. But the short-termism that has enveloped the Premier League makes it increasingly hard for players like Brewster to get a chance. When coaches (particularly in the top six) are never more than two poor results from being placed under media pressure, Premier League management becomes an exercise in mistake elimination. But young players make mistakes. The league's sacking culture and clubs' tendency to lurch between managerial styles (long-term to firefighter to long-term) means more managers with more transfer shortlists. Suddenly, young players are drowning.

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Leicester starlet Johnson could follow Sancho by becoming next English teenager to move abroad. After a remarkable first season in the Bundesliga , controversial East German side RB Leipzig are That makes him the perfect mediator when it comes to attracting British talent away from home .

His passing range is impressive and he is home both surging forward as well as sitting in front of the back four to instigate attacks. “It’s a big step for me to come to the Bundesliga . I want to prove to myself I can do it.” Expect to see the Swiss talent form a solid midfield partnership with Christoph

Leipzig´s English midfielder Ademola Lookman looks on during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne in Leipzig © ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images Leipzig´s English midfielder Ademola Lookman looks on during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne in Leipzig

We’re at least six weeks away from the fall-out to England’s dismal World Cup exit, but it’s hardly controversial to suggest that the Premier League has an issue with the progression of English talent. Nearly 70 percent of players in the league are foreign-born. No top-six club gave more than 34% of their minutes this season to English players, and only two clubs in the division (Everton and Bournemouth) gave more than 50%.

In itself, this is not a problem. The rise of foreign imports has vastly improved the quality of the Premier League, and allowed its clubs to market effectively in Asia, Africa and North America. Multiculturality is the Premier League’s biggest success story, and the Premier League is English culture’s most successful export of the modern era.

But our young domestic players find their opportunities more limited than most. This season (and there has actually been an improvement following a record-breaking 2017 for England's youth teams), 15 players have played Premier League games at the age of 18 or under compared to 25 in the Bundesliga. Of those 15, only two are English and played more than five league games this season: Trent Alexander-Arnold at Liverpool and Tom Edwards at Stoke.

Everton to move for young Bundesliga star Josha Vagnoman

  Everton to move for young Bundesliga star Josha Vagnoman Everton are competing with a number of German sides for 17-year-old Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman, according to ESPN FC. After making his senior debut at the age of 17 years and three months against giants Bayern Munich, Vagnoman is considered one of the brightest young talents in Europe. The second youngest player in the history of the Bundesliga can play in both full-back positions, with his deal at Hamburg set to expire this summer. Hamburg have offered the youngster a new deal, however, they look set to receive a number of offers for the Germany Under-17 international this summer. Vagnoman’s rapid progress has gained him other admirers in the Premier League, such as Chelsea and Arsenal, who could also make moves for the defender. Everton’s new director of football Marcel Brands is keen to bring some the best talent on the continent to Goodison Park, and Vagnoman seems like a good place to start given that they are looking to improve the full-back areas.

Bundesliga ’s Latest Exports Further Showcase Talent On Offer. There, he scored with his first touch, a 20-yard free kick against Kaiserslautern, to earn his new club a draw. This includes home grown- talent and those from abroad who come and make their name in Germany.

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Reece Oxford of Borussia Moenchengladbach controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund at Borussia-Park on February 18, 2018 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. © Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images Reece Oxford of Borussia Moenchengladbach controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund at Borussia-Park on February 18, 2018 in Moenchengladbach, Germany.

In the Bundesliga, a very different picture. Arp and Rick van Drongelen both made 18 league appearances for Hamburg; Dayot Upamecano made 28 league appearances for RB Leipzig; Kai Havertz made 28 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen; Michaël Cuisance made 24 league appearances for Monchengladbach; Christian Pulisic made 32 league appearances for Dortmund. All played at 18 or under this season, and the list goes on and on.

And then there's the Brits. That same list of 25 includes Sancho, Ademola Lookman, Reece Oxford, Mandela Egbo and Kevin Danso, who moved to the Bundesliga from MK Dons in 2014 having lived in England from the age of six. Those five alone shared 35 Bundesliga appearances this season. Kaylen Hinds (Greuther Furth), Danny Collinge (Suttgart), Denzil Boadu (Borussia Dortmund) and Jordan Brown (Hannover) have made similar, if lower-profile, moves to Germany. They left Arsenal, MK Dons, Manchester City and West Ham respectively.

Lookman is an intriguing example. Everton accepted an offer from Derby County for him to move to the Championship for five months in January, and considered that his best option. But the winger rejected that chance in favour of RB Leipzig, much to Everton’s disdain.

The English youngsters who are tearing up the Bundesliga

  The English youngsters who are tearing up the Bundesliga Few British players can say they’ve been abroad and actually been a success; David Beckham, Gareth Bale and Gary Lineker just to name a few. However, the English duo- Jadon Sancho and Ademola Lookman are ripping opponents apart in the Bundesliga this season. After constantly being overlooked in England, the pair decided to look elsewhere for opportunities and it’s certainty paid off. Sancho was the first to move last summer in a deal worth around 4.5 million pounds, moving from Manchester City to Borussia Dourtmund. After a period of playing for Dourtmund’s under-21 side and a couple of substitute appearances, the 18 year old burst onto the scene in January impressing in his first full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with Wolfsburg followed by another start the week after where he picked up his first assist for the club. Since then Sancho has made another 8 appearances, most notably a man of the match performance against Bayern Leverkusen, picking up a goal and 2 assists in the game. Sancho has a bright future at 18 years old and is expected to be involved a lot more next season after impressing in his season in Germany. Sancho was followed by Lookman in January who completed a loan move from Everton to RB Leipzig despite Sam Allardyce telling the 20 year old to stay in England as he thought it would be better for his development.

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Leipzig´s English midfielder Ademola Lookman plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on February 25, 2018. © ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images Leipzig´s English midfielder Ademola Lookman plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig vs FC Cologne in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on February 25, 2018.

"We have got some deals for him but he was adamant he chose Germany,” said Sam Allardyce, barely hiding his disgust. "We tried to persuade him not to because I think it is a big challenge for his development with not being able to speak the language. But he was stubborn and got what he wanted." For the record, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy were the only English players to score more top-flight goals than Lookman in April and May.

The Bundesliga has become the perfect breeding ground for our young talent. The conveyor belt between academy and first-team runs more smoothly than anywhere else in Europe. If the Premier League - and its short-termism - provide an unstable platform for youth development, the Bundesliga is the antidote: Of the 18 current managers, five are still in their 30s and - most remarkably - five were promoted to their position from a lower role within the club.

This is not the easy way out, you understand. "The intensity of training is different, and the style of play," Hinds told the Daily Mail. "I've got to get used to the German way. Everything's different, the tactical side and the technical side." But that's precisely the point. By moving out of a comfort zone you test yourself. By testing yourself, you improve.

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on May 12, 2018 in Sinsheim, Germany. © Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on May 12, 2018 in Sinsheim, Germany.

Supporters of Liverpool might disagree should Brewster get his way, but this can only be a good thing. European clubs have reacted to the over-achievement of England at youth level. If hanging around at an elite English club and hoping to be noticed for so long felt like the only route to happiness, our best young talent now have a different option.

West Brom Target Stefan Lainer

  West Brom Target Stefan Lainer Despite the disappointment of Premier League relegation, the West Brom board have been swift in their preparations for the coming season. After appointing Darren Moore, a list of target players have been compiled who management see as capable of launching the club straight back to the top tier of English football. According to reports in Austria, one of these is Stefan Lainer, currently of Red Bull Salzburg. According to WhoScored, the right-back made 53 appearances for club and country this season, including 14 in Salzburg’s Europa League run which saw them reach the semi-finals. He is also capable of playing anywhere down the right flank, whether that be in midfield or on the wing. Since arriving in 2015, the Austrian has made 74 appearances for the club, having been at FC Liefering and SV Reid earlier in his career. It is not clear yet, should he sign, whether the 25-year-old will slot into the first team ahead of Allan Nyom and Craig Dawson. This may be just one of a number of moves for the relegated club, whether they be incomings or outgoings, as Darren Moore and the West Brom board will look to transform the club.

Curiously, Chelsea are one such English club to be linked with targeting Tah. Yet, Bayern and the Bundesliga beat England ’s most success club to this talent . Jet-heeled and tricky, the 20-year-old forms part of France’s terrifyingly talented new generation.

What were the important aspects of founding the programme for the promotion of talent and the Bundesliga academies ten years ago? The modern function room in the house, planned in great detail and ex- uding practical effectiveness, is the sporting home of 160 boys between the ages of

It requires courage and no little faith in their own ability, but both are vital in the making of any international footballer. All hail Lookman's stubbornness, and all hail young players who have the conviction to decide what is best for their own futures. It will not always work out, but developing footballers who can think for themselves indicates that English football is finally starting to overcome the innate insularity that has long held us back.

So fly, fly my pretties. If your club won’t play you, find one that will. If the Football League doesn’t sound appealing, find somewhere that does. The grass in Germany isn’t just greener; you actually get to play football on it.

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