Bayern Munich set to sign Germany Under-18 starlet Mitchell Weiser - report

The Bavarians have allegedly reached an agreement with the rising talent, who has already made his debut for the Koln senior team. He will sign next summer at the latest
Bayern Munich will soon sign Koln starlet Mitchell Weiser, Kicker reports. The 18-year-old will either move this summer for a fee, or in July of 2013 on a free transfer.

Weiser first rose to prominence last summer as he starred for Germany at the Under-17 European Championship, in which he featured as a right-back. Weeks later, he played as a right-winger at the U17 World Cup, replacing the injured Marvin Ducksch. There, he scored three goals and gave three assists as Germany set a record for goals scored in the tournament, but finished third.

This season, Weiser has been a key figure in Koln's U19 team, and he earned his Bundesliga debut on February 25 in the derby against Leverkusen. At 17 years and 310 days, he became the youngest-ever player to feature for Koln's senior side.

A versatile player, Weiser has described Dani Alves as his primary influence, and is capable of occupying a berth on either flank, in defence or midfield.