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05th Jul 2022

Hertha BSC youngster accuses Bayern Munich of trying to ‘poach’ him when he was an U13

Daniel Brown

Lukas Michelbrink reacted to a transfer story on social media

Hertha BSC youngster Lukas Michelbrink has accused ‘simply annoying’ Bayern Munich of trying to ‘poach’ him and other players from the club’s U13 side.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder, who currently plays for Hertha’s U19 team, has been with Die Alte Dame since he was young, but it appears that Bundesliga champions Bayern were interested in securing his signature a number of years ago.

Michelbrink reacted to a news report that claimed the Bavarians had signed 16-year-old Hertha talent Noel Aseko Nkili, posting a couple of annoyed and worried emojis on Twitter.

A Hertha fan account – ‘HERTHA BSC EDITS’ – replied to Michelbrink’s tweet, writing: “What’s going on, Luke?”

The German youth international replied, tweeting: “Bayern just annoying man. In the u13 already tried to poach me and a few others from us. They called my mother every 2 weeks and said we should at least take a look at the ‘project'”.

Nkili, a defensive midfielder, had been with Hertha since the age of 11 and was used in 15 out of 18 league games for the youth side last campaign, in which he contributed eight assists.

Lewandowski could go on strike to force Barcelona move

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski reportedly has no desire to return to pre-season training with Bayern Munich and could even be willing to go on strike in order to force a move to Barcelona, according to his ex-agent.

The 33-year-old has made it clear that he wishes to seek a new challenge after a spectacular career with the Bundesliga giants, but Bayern are reluctant to let him leave knowing that a replacement will cost them a significant transfer fee.

Bayern are set to report for pre-season training on July 12, however, Lewandowski is said to have no interest in linking up with his current teammates and will do anything to move to Barcelona, which includes going on strike.

Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich have been contacted for a comment following Lukas Michelbrink’s claim. 

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