In the middle of his three and a half month break with Bayern Munich II, Patrick Weihrauch will undertake a 10-day trial period with SV Sandhausen, according to the Deutsche Presse Agentur [Die Welt]. He will also be eligible to play in Sandhausen's friendly against Stuttgarter Kickers.
"Bayern want him to receive practice at a higher level," said executive director Otmar Schork.
Schalke 04 forward prospect Donis Avdijaj is expected to join Weihrauch in his Sandhausen excursion. The report suggests that both are on Schork's radar for a possible loan.
Weihrauch received a two-year professional contract in 2012 directly from the U19 team, but has failed to make a big enough impact to progress into the first team. In a season and a half with the reserves, he has played 2941 minutes in 41 appearances, scoring 10 goals and recording 4 assists.
Vitesse of the Eredivisie was reportedly sniffing around Weihrauch last season, but the 20-year-old ultimately went unsigned in the summer once he was out of contract. Bayern then signed him to a two-year amateur contract with the reserves before their first match in mid-July.
Weihrauch was once in the first-team picture, training with the first team at times with Jupp Heynckes at the helm. He has since struggled to string a good run of form together, struggling with injury and unable to overcome the likes of Julian Green, Vladimir Ranković, and Mitchell Weiser. He did manage to get the nod for both legs of the Regionalliga promotion playoff against Fortuna Köln, but he could not make a significant mark, and the reserves crashed back to the fourth tier.
With Ylli Sallahi already off to Karlsruher SC, Weihrauch could be the next to leave, but with players like Sinan Kurt, Lukas Scholl, and Michael Eberwein potentially breaking into the reserves, that might be his only option for minutes.