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Is Bayern Munich keeper Christian Früchtl heading to the Premier League?

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The highly-rated youngster is on the lookout for higher level gameplay than he currently receives in the 3.Liga.

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In recent years, Bayern Munich youngster, Christian Früchtl, has been regarded as the club’s goalkeeper of the future. Still only 20 years old, Früchtl has lived up to his reputation this season for Bayern II in the 3.Bundesliga, having delivered multiple fine performances in net. However, it appears that Früchtl wants practice in higher level games and would like to leave the club in the summer, preferably on loan.

Speaking with Sport1, Früchtl’s advisor Christian Rößner, was adamant that the 20-year-old is thinking only about one club for his long-term future — Bayern — despite Alexander Nübel’s impending arrival and Manuel Neuer’s world-class form, two factors that would make it hard for even the most seasoned of keepers to break into the starting lineup. Rößner said that, despite Früchtl’s interest in a loan,

It is also clear, however, that only one club comes into consideration for him, where he will be the no. 1... His long-term goal will remain to establish himself at FC Bayern.

Früchtl apparently has interest from teams ranging from the English Premier League to the 1. and 2. Bundesliga. Bayern moreover must rate the youngster highly, given that Hasan Salihamidzic is personally involved in Früchtl’s decision as to what would be the best move for his development. Rößner said,

Christian wants to take the next step. The loan will be made in close coordination with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalović.

Hopefully Früchtl can find himself the right club to aid his development in the summer and eventually compete for the number 1 jersey at Bayern. Until then, hopefully he can keep helping out Bayern II in their battle against relegation in the third division.