When his transfer from Hamburger SV was announced, it was unclear what the immediate future would hold for Germany youth international Jann-Fiete Arp. The talented striker will be joining a squad laden with veteran talent and also with an absolute “iron man” as its striker in Robert Lewandowski.
Per a report from Sport Bild, Bayern Munich might be formulating what it perceives as its best developmental path for Arp, which could include a tour with Bayern II. Interestingly, Arp was not the only name mentioned as a potential fit for the Bayern Amateur team.
With Woo-Yeong Jeong having moved on to SC Freiburg and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt drawing plenty of interest from other clubs, Bayern II could find itself with a lack of quality scoring options. Newly promoted coach Sebastian Hoeness, nephew of Bayern president Uli Hoeness, might know a man who can provide his team with a legitimate scoring threat or two.
When questioned about players like Arp and former Vancouver Whitecaps star Alphonso Davies, Sebastian Hoeness did not pull any punches in saying he could easily see the duo suiting up for him:
I think we need another player in the offense who can guarantee goals for us. Sure, they can play here. First and foremost, we hope that they make it on the first team. But we all know that’s not easy at Bayern. If there’s an opportunity for them to play with us, then that will definitely also happen.
Both Arp and Davies assuredly hope to find a way to cement role with the first team, but as Hoeness stated,securing a roster spot at a club like Bayern is not quite a formality for any young player.