Towering Germany defender Niklas Süle (r.) is thriving under Jupp Heynckes (l.) at Bayern Munich. - © imago
Towering Germany defender Niklas Süle (r.) is thriving under Jupp Heynckes (l.) at Bayern Munich. - © imago
Bundesliga

Jupp Heynckes tips Bayern Munich defender Niklas Süle to be Europe's best

Bayern Munich head coach Jupp Heynckes has lavished praise on young defender Niklas Süle.

Süle, 22, was widely expected be used as back-up for Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels following his summer 2017 move from Hoffenheim, but has already made 32 appearances in all competitions for the freshly recrowned Bundesliga champions, including 24 starts.

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"When I look I Süle, he's going to be a superb player, world class," Heynckes said in an interview with kicker magazine after Bayern beat Augsburg 4-1 to wrap up their sixth successive Bundesliga title at the weekend.

"In a couple of years, he'll be the most sought-after central defender in Europe."