U.S. youth Che joins Bayern on loan from Dallas
United States youth international Justin Che has joined Bayern Munich on loan from FC Dallas, the clubs has announced.
The 17-year-old defender was one of six Dallas players on trial at Bayern this month as part of a partnership agreement between the clubs and now joins on loan until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Che, who said he was “honored” to stay with Bayern says the loan is all part of a learning experience for him.
“My goal is to one day be a professional player at the highest level, playing in one of the highest leagues. So, I’m very excited for this opportunity,” he said in a video posted on the FC Dallas Twitter account.
Bayern said Che will be part of the under-19 team but will also have training opportunities with the reserve squad, which plays in Germany’s third division.
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The deal was possible before the age of 18, the usual minimum age for international transfers, because Che is also a German citizen, Bayern said.
Bayern signed defender Chris Richards from Dallas in 2019 after a similar loan spell. Richards has since played eight games for Bayern and made his debut for the U.S. national team in November.