Justin Che has joined Bayern Munich on loan from FC Dallas until the end of the season. - © FC Bayern München
Justin Che has joined Bayern Munich on loan from FC Dallas until the end of the season. - © FC Bayern München
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American teenager Justin Che joins Bayern Munich on loan from FC Dallas

Bayern Munich have signed highly rated American teenager Justin Che on loan from partner club FC Dallas for the rest of the current season.

Che was one of six Dallas players to train at Bayern's academy campus for three weeks in January, alongside Edwin Cerrillo (20), Ricardo Pepi (18), Dante Sealy (17), Brandon Servania (21) and Thomas Roberts (19).

The centre-back, who only turned 17 on 18 November last year, has agreed a deal until June 2021. As he is a dual American and German national, Che is able to transfer prior to his 18th birthday.

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"In Chris Richards we've already had an excellent experience with a young player from our partner club," said Bayern Campus director Jochen Sauer  in a club statement.

"Justin is a young centre-back with a lot of potential, and he demonstrated that recently in training. We're planning for him to join our U19 squad initially, but he'll also get the chance to show what he can do in the reserve side. We're very excited to see how he'll develop with us over the coming months."