Bayern Munich have rejected an offer from Barcelona for teenager Timothy Tillman.
The 18-year-old is reportedly attracting interest from Europe’s top teams, including Real Madrid, but his agent Christian Rossner says they have turned down an offer from Real’s biggest rivals.
Timothy Tillman signed for a €500,000 fee from Greuther Furth in 2015
“There was a tangible offer from Barcelona,” Rossner told Sport Bild. “They’ve observed him for months and they wanted to sign him for the new season.
“Barca’s plan was to let him train with the first team and give him match practice in the second team. In two or three years he would have become a full part of the first team.”
Tillman, who has played as a winger and an advanced playmaker, has represented Germany throughout his youth career but would also be eligible to play for the United States senior side.
He was taken on Bayern’s pre-season tour of the USA last year and was included in the Champions League squad, although he is yet to make an appearance under Carlo Ancelotti.