Bayern Munich have announced that Timothy Tillman has completed a transfer back to Greuther Fürth. Back in 2015, Tillman joined Bayern from Fürth at the age of 15. Now, 4.5 years later, he returns home. Terms of the transfer were not released; however, Tillman will be a Fürth player until at least the summer of 2022.
High hopes have been held for Tillman’s future ever since he joined Bayern, including Uli Hoeneß personally stepping in to squash any potential talks with Barcelona back in 2017. Unfortunately, things just haven’t clicked for Tillman.
He’s a player stuck in transition from “too good to be playing in the 3.Liga” to “not good enough for Bayern’s first team”, so a full transfer is likely for the best.
He was set to play the first half of this season with Bayern II after last season’s poor loan spell with Nürnberg; however, Tillman picked up an ankle injury in the summer and wasn’t able to feature in a single match during the Hinrunde.
Tillman’s younger brother, Malik, is a star with Bayern’s U19 side. The 17 year old leads the U19s with 10 goals out of the midfield.