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Could Adrian Fein be Bayern Munich’s next great defensive midfielder?

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The youngster has been impressive in the 2.Bundesliga with HSV, and he could be exactly what the Bavarians were looking for.

Hamburger SV v VfB Stuttgart - DFB Cup Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images

According to TZ journalist Manuel Bonke (usually very reliable with regards to transfer rumors), Bayern Munich plan to integrate Adrian Fein in the first team next year. The German youngster, who went on loan to Hamburger SV to take the next step in his career, has been a revelation in the 2.Bundesliga, playing every single game so far this season. HSV sit second in the league table, and are one of the main candidates vying for promotion.

Here’s the tweet in question by Bonke:

Interesting: Adrian #Fein should strengthen FCB next season and prove himself with the professionals starting in the summer. The #HSV Loan player is reportedly about to extend his contract with the German record champions, which expires in 2021. #FCBTransfersommer

Apparently, Bayern are ready to extend Fein’s contract (which expires in 2021) and begin integrating him with the professionals from next summer onward. With the recent success of Alphonso Davies (and hopefully Joshua Zirkzee), there is renewed hope for the careers of youngsters at Bayern Munich.

As a DM, Fein finds himself bursting onto the scene at just the right moment. Bayern need a new defensive midfielder to pick up the mantle from Javi Martinez, who’s on the wrong side of 30. Joshua Kimmich and Thiago Alcantara have filled the role so far this season, but they’re better used in other positions. In Fein, the Bavarians might have found an in-house solution for their problems.

Of course, there is the small matter of meeting the standards of a Bayern defensive midfielder, which is no easy task. But if a kid from MLS can become a world-beater at left back, there’s no reason that Fein can’t develop into the player the Bavarians need at defensive midfield.