The day FC Dallas loaned Homegrown defender Justin Che to his German partner Bayern Munich, those of us who follow the club knew this was a sign we probably wouldn’t see Che in a Dallas uniform.
A new report from Athletic today explains how Che is about to move permanently to the German power station.
The sources said FC Dallas are seeking a fee of $ 3-4 million and a sales percentage for Che, who signed a local deal with the club last October. He spent the 2020 season with the USL League One team from Dallas, North Texas SC, starting all 16 Third Division team games and winning league honors.
The sources were optimistic that the transfer will be completed during the summer window. If sold, Che would become the second player to move from FCD to Bayern in recent years. US men’s national team center-back Chris Richards was the first, on loan from Dallas to Bayern in the summer of 2019 before joining the eternal German champions on a permanent contract the following January. FCD received a fee of $ 1.25 million and a sales percentage for Richards, who was loaned by Bayern to another Bundesliga club Hoffenheim in February.
It’s not a bad deal if it all comes together. As the quote indicates, that’s more than what FCD was able to get for Chris Richards a few seasons ago.
As we noted in our recent Loanee report, Che has shown well despite the club’s lack of results. He joined Bayern on a short-term loan in February, making seven appearances and five starts for the club’s reserves in the German Third Division and has spent time training with the club’s first team in recent weeks.
Are you disappointed that you didn’t see Che in a Dallas uniform or happy that FCD was able to continue this pipeline for young players like him?