Bayern sign Australian teenager Irankunda

football14 November 2023 12:58| © AFP
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Nestory Irankunda © X @MunichFanpage

Bayern Munich have signed 17-year-old Nestory Irankunda, a rising star of Australian football, the Bundesliga champions announced on Wednesday.

The forward, who turns 18 on February 9, will join Bayern from Adelaide United on July 1 next year on a long-term contract.

"Nestory is an extremely quick winger, a strong dribbler and finisher with good drive towards goal," Bayern's director of youth development Jochen Sauer said.

"We're convinced by his potential and that he will take the next steps with us."

Irankunda, who was born in a refugee camp in Tanzania after his parents escaped fighting in their native Burundi, has already represented Australia at Under-17 level.

He trained with the Socceroos, the senior national team, in March and was added to the squad for games against Colombia and Ecuador but featured in neither match.