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Bayern Munich signs Korean teen talent Lee on loan

Bayern Munich announced Friday that it has signed South Korean teenager Hyun-ju Lee on loan with the midfielder hoping to emulate fellow 18-year-old Jamal Musiala by breaking into the first team.

Lee has signed for the Bundesliga leader from the academy of K-League club FC Pohang Steelers on a one-year loan deal and the South Korean junior international will play for Bayern’s reserves.

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He will live at the boarding school on the campus of Bayern’s academy and had his first training session on Friday.

“I want to settle in quickly so that I can give my best performances,” Lee told Bayern’s website.

The Korean said he looks up to Bayern’s Germany internationals Joshua Kimmich, “I can learn a lot from his defensive work”, and Musiala, 18, “a player I look up to because we are the same age”.

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