, the 17-year-old France youth international, has completed the switch from Ligue 1 to the Bundesliga after securing a transfer to Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. Tel's performances in attack for both club and country in recent seasons didn't go unnoticed, as a host of top European clubs lined up to land his signature. Ultimately, it was Bayern Munich that prevailed. Tel has signed a five-year deal with Bayern and Rennes has received around 20 million euros for the teenage sensation.Understanding the hype surrounding Mathys Tel
Tel's precocious talent was discovered at France's famous Clairefontaine training center, and he signed his first professional contract with Paris FC. In 2020, the scouts at Rennes took notice of Tel's quality and the club quickly signed him on a deal lasting until 2024. Tel's time at Rennes began in the club's junior team, and his string of impressive displays (6 goals in 6 appearances) quickly led to him being picked for the senior side.At the time of his debut for the Rennes senior team, Tel was only 16 years old, and he became the club's youngest-ever senior player. During the 2021/22 Ligue 1 campaign, Tel made 10 appearances and continued his rich vein of form from the junior team.His contributions to the France youth teams have been immense as well. In 2022's European Under-17 Championship, Tel scored 3 goals as France ended the tournament as its deserved winners.What's next for Tel at Bayern?Tel is still not a finished product, but at Bayern, he will get the exposure and the opportunities to improve his game. While Bayern coach Julien Nagelsmann
and chief executive Oliver Kahn
have both praised Tel's quality and talent, they have made it clear that he is one for the future. For the next couple of seasons, Tel is likely to be a squad player.