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 By PA Sport

Vincent Thill agrees Metz deal despite Bayern Munich interest

Metz president Bernard Serin has expressed his delight that Vincent Thill has committed to the club.

Luxembourg forward Vincent Thill has set aside rumoured interest from Bayern Munich to sign a first professional contract with Metz.

Thill, 16, has yet to make his senior debut for the club, who won promotion to Ligue 1 by finishing third in the second tier this season, but did win his first full international cap as a substitute against Bosnia and Herzegovina in March.

His rise has brought speculation of a move to some of Europe's biggest clubs, but he has now committed his future to his current team by signing a three-year contract with an option for a further two years.

In a statement announcing his signing, Metz noted: "Bayern Munich have been making eyes at the Luxembourg prodigy in recent weeks, though without offering the sums reported in the press."

Metz president Bernard Serin added: "It is with great joy and pride that we can allow Vincent Thill to become a professional player.

"Vincent is one of the great hopes of our club and to see him decide to stay here at FC Metz to start his career is an honour, and a reward for the work done by his coaches in the academy over several years."

The club specified that Thill will join the first-team squad when they return to training on June 30 ahead of the top-flight season. He will also continue to study for his baccalaureat.


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