Bayern reject Barca’s Tillman bid

FC Bayern München president Uli Hoeness personally vetoed Barcelona's move to sign teenage sensation Timothy Tillman.

The player's agent, Christian Rossner, revealed that the Spanish giants made an offer to sign the 18-year-old from Die Roten, but Hoeness stepped in to ensure Bayern wouldn't lose their hot prospect.

"There was a tangible offer from Barcelona," Rossner told Sport Bild. "They've observed him for months and they wanted to sign him for the new season.

"Barca's plan was to let him train with the first team and give him match practice in the second team. In two or three years he would have become a full part of the first team.

"Bayern president Hoeness vetoed it. They are confident Timothy can become a first-team player."

Tillman reportedly also drew the attention of Real Madrid after his impressive performances in the UEFA Youth League and Germany Under-18 side.

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