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Five reasons why Jamal Musiala will be Thomas Muller successor

When Musiala left the Chelsea academy in the summer of 2019, it was in the hope he could accelerate his progress at Germn giants Bayern Munich.

More than 2 years later, the 18-year-old has racked up 2,099 minutes in the Bayern first 11, with a combined goals and assists totaling to 18 - that's an impressive goal contribution every 117 minutes.

Jamal could well feature against Barcelona in the UCL on Wednesday, with his side already guaranteed a spot in the last 16.

So why is there so much excitement around the young German international, who played youth football for England, and what exactly does he offer?

Under the tutelage of Hansi Flick with Germany and Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern, Musiala has principally played as a winger - on both flanks - in a 4-2-3-1 formation


While many wingers either prefer to drift inside and create, like Jadon Sancho, or look to beat full-backs, like Bukayo Saka, Musiala has a finely tuned balance between both of these styles.

But perhaps his biggest strength is his close control and his ability to manipulate the ball in tight spaces, even honing this craft with a neuro-athletics specialist, Steffen Tepel, who has said, "Musiala plays as if he has a monster on his foot"

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