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Young Bayern Munich Goalkeeper Transfers to SpVgg Greuther Fürth

The 21-year-old will move on after making the Bayern bench several times last season.

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No longer Bayern Munich II's top option at goalkeeper, Leopold Zingerle has transferred to Bavarian rival SpVgg Greuther Fürth. He has signed a contract until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Zingerle was Bayern's emergency goalkeeper last season, making the team sheet after Tom Starke and current Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina. The 21-year-old has never appeared with Bayern, making 50 appearances with Bayern II in the Regionalliga Bayern over two seasons.

He comes in as an emergency replacement for Bastian Lerch, a 19-year-old goalkeeper who has started six matches for SpVgg Greuther Fürth II in the Regionalliga Bayern. Lerch is one of six injuries currently in Greuther Fürth's team, the Kleeblätter currently sitting in 11th place in the 2. Bundesliga. Zingerle will become the third goalkeeper behind Sebastian Mielitz and Mark Flekken.

"We needed to come up with ideas after Bastian Lerch's injury and his unknown timetable," Greuther Fürth sporting director Michael Mützel told the club website. "In Zingerle we found a young, well-trained goalkeeper who as experience with the professional with the German record champions and who has achieved more with the DFB junior teams."

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