One of New Zealand football's brightest talents seems set for a shock move to European superclub Bayern Munich.
All White Sarpreet Singh is in Germany to ink a deal with the iconic team, according to local newspaper Bild.
Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome confirmed to Newshub that Singh was being shown around the club's facilities and was likely to sign a deal in the coming days.
The Wellington Phoenix standout will become a key part of their reserve team, Bayern Munich II, with an eye to eventually joining the first team.
Bayern Munich II will play in the third tier of German football next season.
Singh was a star for New Zealand at the recent U20 World Cup in Poland and was thought to have been a key part of the Phoenix's plans for the 2019/20 A-League season, under new coach Ufyk Talay.
Bild suggests Singh will sign a multi-year deal with the German club, with the Phoenix set for the biggest transfer profit in club history.
"The A-League is broadcast into all the major markets of Europe, Asia and the United States, so it's seen by a lot of people," says Dome. "People keep track of players doing well in the A-League and see how they develop.
"When they move onto international competitions like World Cups, it solidifies their view on a player.
"I think it's extremely good news for Wellington Phoenix - it proves the value in the pathway the owners have developed over the past 5-7 years."
Bayern have won eight Bundesliga titles in 10 seasons, while also claiming a European Champions League winners medal over the period.
Bayern moulded the careers of star players like Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski during the best era in club history.