Joshua Kimmich has seen the talent of Jamal Musiala at first hand this season at Bayern Munich - © Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
Joshua Kimmich has seen the talent of Jamal Musiala at first hand this season at Bayern Munich - © Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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"From his first training sessions we could see Jamal Musiala is special" - Joshua Kimmich

Soon-to-be Germany international Jamal Musiala has made the Bundesliga stage his own in 2020/21, not that Bayern Munich teammate Joshua Kimmich is surprised.

Musiala, who only turned 18 at the end of February, has become a household name in Germany and England in recent weeks.

The former Chelsea and Southampton became Bayern's youngest UEFA Champions League goalscorer with his strike against Lazio in the round of 16, aged 17 years and 363 days, fuelling the tug of war for his international allegiance.

According to Kimmich, the Anglo-German teenager - who has opted to represent Germany at senior level - can write even more history in the months and years ahead.

"Already in his first training sessions with us, you could see that he can really do something special," Kimmich told Bayern TV. "He's full of tricks, unpredictable and also very dynamic when it comes to controlling the ball - especially with his first touch. He always tries to take the ball forward."

After making a two-minute Bundesliga debut on the penultimate weekend of 2019/20, Musiala has gone on to play 17 times in the league this season, scoring three goals along the way and helping the club land an historic sextuple.

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For Kimmich, he has demonstrated talent beyond his years.

"When I think about where I was at his age - I was still in my youth at VfB Stuttgart," the Germany international said. "He's very advanced for his age.

"As a person, he's very calm and reserved. I think he can and will look to come out of his shell even more as his self-confidence also grows."