Bayern Munich central defender Jamie Lawrence is the latest target for Germany and Nigeria whose international allegiance is highly sought after.
It is understood that the German Football Association is way ahead of the Nigerian Football Association for the services of Lawrence.
Standing at 6ft 7in, Lawrence has an imposing height for his age and is taller than former Arsenal star Per Mertesacker (6ft 6in).
The 18-year-old joined Bayern Munich in 2017 after he was scouted while playing for Kirchheimer SC U15s, a club based in the eastern district of Munich.
If the defender continues to impress for Bayern Munich II in the 3 Liga, then he is set to follow in the footsteps of two players of Nigerian descent in Jamal Musiala and Joshua Zirkzee who shone for the reserve team before gaining promotion to the first team.
With his height, he wins many aerial duels and is a threat in the opponents’ 18-yard box when it comes to set pieces.
Last season, while playing for Bayern Munich U19s, Lawrence scored two goals via headers and the previous season, scored a headed goal for the U17s in the B-Junioren Bundesliga Sud/Sudwest.
The Munich-born Lawrence is set to be a key player for Bayern Munich in this season’s UEFA Youth League.