New Zealander Singh signs for Bayern Munich

WELLINGTON (AFP) – Wellington Phoenix midfielder Sarpreet Singh yesterday agreed terms with German powerhouse Bayern Munich in one of the highest-profile transfers of a New Zealand footballer.

Born in New Zealand to Indian parents, the 20-year-old was an academy graduate at the A-League club and has stamped his mark on the first team over the past two seasons, playing 38 games and scoring nine goals.

He signed for Bayern’s youth side on a three-year deal.

“We are thrilled for Sarpreet and his family and are extremely proud of what he has achieved to get to this stage of his career,” said Phoenix General Manager David Dome.

“We wish him all the best in Germany and look forward to seeing him progress all the way through to Bayern’s first team as he continues his development as a professional footballer.”