Bayern Munich completed the signing teenage sensation, Armindo Sieb from Hoffenheim this week.
In turn, they got showered with heavy criticism from the Hoffenheim sporting director, Alexander Rosen.
Sieb earned a move to the Allianz Arena after scoring 10 goals in 15 games at U17 level. However, he was not given permission to conduct a medical for Bayern during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Bundesliga winners were willing to look past it and complete a free transfer anyway much to the distaste of Hoffenheim.
Rosen was disgusted by how Bayern and Sieb conducted themselves. He said, “It was irritating that the player was called to Munich for a medical examination without coordination with us. Against the background of the current coronavirus crisis with all its limitations and challenges, I don’t have the words for such behaviour.”
Sieb burst onto the scene after his move from RB Leipzig in 2018. His impressive performances at youth level alerted Bayern of his talents. At just 15, he is being viewed as a top prospect that the German giants can develop in their own training grounds. This is one of the cunning tactics Bayern enforces to continue their dominance in German football. They are also linked with two of the hottest local talents this summer – Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, even though a transfer for either is not for certain.