Bayern Munich have signed Germany under-19 international Fiete Arp from Hamburg, and he will join them on July 1, 2020, at the latest.
Arp, under contract until 2020, agreed to join Bayern last year but insisted on continuing his career at Hamburg, German newspaper Bild said, reporting that Bayern would pay €3 million.
On Thursday, both clubs confirmed an unusual arrangement under which the 19-year-old can pick a date to join Bayern but will definitely play for them by the start of the 2020-2021 season, a Bayern statement said.
“Arp, FC Bayern and HSV have concluded an agreement which includes flexible changeover periods,” the statement added.
“The decision as to when he leaves Hamburg will be taken by Arp alone.”
Arp broke into Hamburg’s first team in the second half of 2017 but scored just once, in a cup match, in the whole of last year.