20-year-old academy product Patrick Weihrauch has resigned with Bayern Munich on a 2-year contract. While nothing has been officially announced by the club, his contract termination date has been updated to 2016 on the official website.
From a talent perspective, Wiehrauch is a dream. He was good enough to earn his first professional contract at the age of 18 and was a star on the rise until last season. Last year his playing time was curtailed as the likes of Kevin Friesenbichler, Ylli Sallahi, and Julian Green raced past him to claim positions in Erik ten Hag's starting eleven. After logging over 2100 minutes two years ago in 34 appearances last season, last year saw him only suit up 26 times and see nearly 400 less minutes of playing time.
This year doesn't look to be doing him any service either though. Primary slotting in on the left side of ten Hag's midfield, he's in a positional log jam with Julian Green, Ylli Sallahi and recent U19 graduate Steeven Ribery. While Weihrauch can also play forward or on the right wing, Bayern Munich have sought out other talented prospects in Lukas Görtler and Gerrit Wegkamp for those positions as well. A lot of his development this year will hinge on what Bayern Munich do with Julian Green and Ylli Sallahi. While rotation will surely be a feature of ten Hag's side, and Weihrauch will get his chances, it's not hard to see why he was linked with moves away from the organization.