Previous
Chelsea
Barcelona
7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Besiktas
ESPN3 7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Shanghai SIPG
Melbourne Victory
4
1
FT
Game Details
Aston Villa
Preston North End
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Millwall
Sheffield Wednesday
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Nottingham Forest
Reading
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Troyes
Dijon FCO
5:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Toronto FC
3:00 AM UTC Feb 21, 2018
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Transfer Rater: Kroos to Man United

Transfers
Read

De Vrij to leave Lazio in summer

Lazio
Read

Transfer Rater: Marcos Rojo to PSG

Transfers
Read

Barcelona failed in bid for Bayern Munich teen Timothy Tillman - agent

Timothy Tillman has represented Germany at youth level but is eligible to play for the United States.

Barcelona failed in a bid to land talented Bayern Munich teenager Timothy Tillman, according to the player's agent.

Tillman, 18, joined Bayern from Greuther Furth for €500,000 in 2015 and impressed in this year's UEFA Youth League despite seeing his side eliminated at the group stage.

An attacking midfielder by trade, Tillman has represented Germany at youth level but is also eligible to play for the United States due to having an American father.

"There was an offer from Barcelona," his representative Christian Rossner told Sport Bild. "They've observed him for months and they wanted to sign him for next season.

"Barca's plan was to let him train with the first team while playing for the B team. In two or three years he would have become a full part of the first team.

"But Bayern president [Uli] Hoeness vetoed it. They are confident Timothy can become a first team player."

Tillman has already caught Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti's eye and was even given a 45 minute run-out in an International Champions Cup game against Inter Milan last summer.

Barca's pursuit of the German-American comes as they look to fill their B team with players who have the potential to eventually break into the first team.

Marlon Santos was signed on loan last summer and trains regularly with the first team already. The club are expected to make the deal permanent in the summer.

In January, the Blaugrana also struck an agreement with young Uruguayan defender Santiago Bueno, who will join up with the B team later this month.

Barca B are currently top of one of Spain's regionalised third divisions by one point and are bidding to return to the second tier of Spanish football.

Samuel Marsden covers Barcelona for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @SamuelMarsden.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.