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The aftermath of Michaël Cuisance failed transfer from Bayern Munich to Leeds United

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How Bayern Munich’s Michaël Cuisance copes with his failed medical exam at Leeds United will likely fall directly on the player himself.

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Per a report from Bild, the transition back to Bayern Munich for Michaël Cuisance is not exactly going to be a soft landing.

After Cuisance’s Leeds United medical exam revealed an issue with his leg, the deal between the Bavarians and the newly-promoted English club was called off. So where does that leave the 21-year-old talent? Based on information contained in the the report from Bild, these are the hurdles that Cuisance will likely have to clear to salvage his season:

  • Physical: The leg ailment that Cuisance has is not currently considered severe, but it has the potential to get worse. Truly, this is an odd situation. Leeds United simply did not want to take on that €20 million risk on a player it might not be able to use. For Cuisance, he will have to focus on getting his body right and back to 100%.
  • Mental: Cuisance is now back in Munich with the knowledge that Hansi Flick did not have a place for him within the squad. Is he angry, disappointed, bitter, all of the above, or indifferent? This will be a challenge for Cuisance, who must now deal with trying to get healthy, while also hoping to impress a manager who (allegedly) did not want him.
  • Emotional: How Cuisance handles this “new world” for him in Bavaria could come down to his own ability to cope. Already considered temperamental and aggressive with his career goals, Cuisance will need to reign in any hurt feelings and focus on getting well physically and overcoming the feeling of rejection mentally.

Is this a blessing in disguise for Bayern Munich and its thinning roster or is this just going to be pushing an angry and disappointed player back to Säbener Straße? For Cuisance, it would be great to think he can be a story of redemption than than one of disruption.

Hopefully for the talented midfielder, he can make the best of what is surely an awkward situation.