Just over a month after Christian Früchtl signed a contract extension with Bayern Munich, it was reported that FC Schalke’s Alexander Nübel has decided to join Bayern this summer in order to be groomed as Manuel Neuer’s natural successor. Nübel had been on Bayern’s radar for quite some time, and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic convinced the 23-year-old to choose Munich over a list of other top clubs that were interested by presenting him with a plan for him to succeed Neuer.
According to a new report by SportBild, Früchtl isn’t worried about Nübel coming to Bayern, because he plans on going on loan somewhere next season anyway. His agent Christian Rößner confirmed that discussions with Salihamidzic over a potential loan for Früchtl are set to take place:
Together with Hasan, we will discuss the possibility of a loan, provided that it is useful for Christian’s development and, in the future, for FC Bayern.
Rößner also stated that there have been concrete offers for Früchtl from clubs in the Premier League, so there are several options on the table:
We were offered very interesting options for Christian from the Premier League.
After Bayern’s reserves drew 1-1 against the Würzburger Kickers on Sunday afternoon in the 3. Liga, Früchtl responded to and liked a comment that was left on his Instagram post suggesting that he should leave Bayern:
So far this season, Früchtl has started and played the full 90 minutes in all 20 of Bayern II’s matches in the 3. Liga, though he’s only recorded one clean sheet. He has yet to make the squad for Bayern’s first team this season, but that’s a feat he already achieved a handful of times in both the 2018/2019 and 2017/2018 seasons, when he was named on the bench.
With his contract extension, Früchtl committed his future to Bayern until June 2022, but with addition of Nübel, it now looks as if Früchtl will really have to look at his options moving forward. A loan spell could potentially be what would do him the best, especially at only 19 years of age.