When Bayern Munich signed Hamburger SV’s Jann-Fiete Arp, many wondered how the precocious young talent would adapt to life on a squad full of stars. If recent news is any indication, Arp is taking his opportunity with the Bavarians very seriously.
HSV newcomer Fiete Arp (19) voluntarily starts earlier with the Bavarians. This Friday, the striker will travel to the Bayern U-23 training camp in Austria. Arp was not expected until the start of the pros on July 8th. U-23 coach Sebastian Hoeneß (37) had said at the start of the training: “If the pros start, then he will start there, too.”
The goal for Arp is to get a head start on his fitness, along with sharpening his skills, while also getting a feel for how things operate at Bayern Munich. The willingness to get going early will surely impress many of his new bosses, who might currently have some doubts as to how the 19-year-old will fit in Bavaria.
The man from Hamburg wants to get fit quickly and integrate himself into his new club in the best possible way. After all, he has to prove himself to the Bavarians first. Many don’t (yet) believe he can make the big step from second division HSV to record champion.
This move by Arp shows a great deal of maturity and an understanding of the long journey that he knows he has ahead of him if he wants to earn a first-team roster spot.