German champions Bayern Munich and Spanish super weight Real Madrid are reportedly locked in a serious battle for Metz youngster Vincent Thill.
The young player’s agent confirmed that both top sides have made attempts at luring the Thill. The highly rated youngster made his debut for the first team of the Ligue 1 outfit this term. However, he is already playing for the Luxembourg national side despite being just 16 years old.
Thill has six caps for his country, and his rise has attracted interests from top clubs who are now vying for his signature. The player’s agent, Didier Philippe said:
“Bayern thought he was available for an interesting transfer fee, but that was not what Metz had in mind. The transfer did not happen for financial reasons. But I think it was important for Vincent to sign his first professional deal with Metz.”
“I can confirm that Real Madrid are keeping tabs on him, but I do not know if Zidane personally called him. But Madrid and Bayern are not the only teams that have shown an interest in him. There are other big teams as well. You do not see a 16-year old play in Ligue 1 everyday,” Philippe added.
The agent praised the talent of his client, particularly his ability to use the left foot well. However, he admitted that the youngster would need to develop physically.
“He is an extraordinary talent, with a magical left foot. He can do incredible things. He obviously has to develop physically, but he is an amazing player when it comes to his vision and the way he sees things,” he added. Thill doesn’t lack admirers, and his playing style is quickly likened to that of five time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.