Football: Kiwi Sarpreet Singh promoted to Bayern Munich first team

All Whites star Sarpreet Singh has been promoted to Bayern Munich's first team.

New Bayern coach Hansi Flick confirmed Singh was one of four young players who will permanently stay with the first team, providing an opportunity for them to develop their games. 

"We've promoted four youth players to the senior team - Joshua Zirkzee, Oliver Batista Meier, Sarpreet Singh and Leon Dajaku," Flick said, before his side meet Fortuna Dusseldorf in their next Bundesliga outing Sunday morning (NZ time).

"We're convinced that these boys will develop in the best way if they train with the best players. In our first team, they have the conditions to do that."

Zirkzee, Batista Meier and Dajaku, all 18, will add more depth to the Bayern attack, with the trio plying their trade as a centre-forward, winger and striker respectively. Singh, 20, is the most senior of the four and has already made six international appearances for his native New Zealand.

The German football giants signed Singh on a three-year deal in July, after impressing scouts at the 2019 U20 World Cup in Poland.

Singh played pre-season games for the first team against Arsenal, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Tottenham, and was later assigned to the reserve team, which plays in the third tier of German football. 

Singh has impressed during his time with Bayern II, scoring four goals and providing  four assists in 11 games 

Flick took over as Bayern coach from Niko Kovac recently and is contracted until the new year, with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino also linked to the role. 

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