Bayern Munich have won the race to sign coveted teenager Jonah Kusi-Asare from AIK. bundesliga.com has the lowdown on the Swedish super talent...
Stats correct as of 1 February 2024
Age: 16 (born 4 July 2017)
Club: Bayern Munich U19s
Country: Sweden (eight youth caps, five goals)/ Ghana (uncapped)
Kusi-Asare has signed a long-term deal with Bayern. The 16-year-old will initially play for the U19s, but have the opportunity to train with the senior side. He makes the switch as AIK's youngest-ever player, having debuted for the club in Sweden's top tier one month and 24 days after turning 16. The 6'4" striker made four appearances in the Allsvenskan in 2023, the year he was promoted from the Sweden U16s to 17s. He made his debut in a UEFA Euro U17 qualifier against Moldova, marking the occasion with a hat-trick.
Plays a bit like: Alexander Isak
Kusi-Asare has a similar profile to Alexander Isak, the former Borussia Dortmund and Real Sociedad forward now banging in the goals for Newcastle United and Sweden. Strong, fast, tall, technical and a confident finisher, the Bayern teen also likes to drop deep to win back possession and kick-start counter-attacks.
Did you know?
Jonah is the son of Jones Kusi-Asare, who played professionally in Sweden, Austria and Denmark. A scorer of 26 goals across 132 competitive games, the Ghana-born striker - capped once by the Sweden U21s - got his hands on the 2001/02 Austrian Cup during a stint at Graz, before winning the domestic double with Sweden's Djurgårdens in 2005.
What they're saying
"Jonah Kusi-Asare is a young striker with enormous potential. He has all the attributes: he's technically strong, fast, tall, very robust for his age and an excellent finisher. We're very pleased that he'll be playing for FC Bayern in the future." - Christoph Freund, Bayern sporting director
"He's extraordinary. He's good at everything: strong, technical, can score from nothing, good in the air. It feels like he does what he wants. He has a great future, and is only going to get better." - George Mousally, Kusi-Asare's former U17s coach at AIK Solna
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