Adrian Fein has spent this season on loan at Hamburger SV from Bayern Munich, but new reports out of Germany suggest that the midfielder will return to Bayern for good. TZ’s Manuel Bonke has reported that the 20-year old will return to Munich this summer after his loan spell ends. Additionally, it’s understood that sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and chief scout Marco Neppe convinced Fein to return to Bayern with a detailed outline and plan of how he’ll be used for Bayern moving forward.
Fix! Adrian #Fein wird den #HSV im Sommer verlassen und zum #FCBayern zurückkehren. Sportdirektor Hasan #Salihamidzic und Chefscout Marco Neppe überzeugten ihn mit einem detaillierten sportlichen Konzept von einer Rückkehr an die Säbener Straße. #FCBTransfersommer— Manuel Bonke (@mano_bonke) February 20, 2020
Decided! Adrian Fein will leave HSV in the summer and return to FC Bayern. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and chief scout Marco Neppe convinced him with a detailed sporting concept of a return to Säbener Straße.
Hamburg are currently in second place in the 2.Bundesliga table and were hopeful of being able to keep a hold of Fein if they go on to secure promotion back up to the Bundesliga, but he’s going back to Bayern instead. It’s also important to note that Fein just recently suffered a facial fracture at the beginning of the month and faces a spell on the sidelines, which has come as a blow to Hamburg, who are fighting to stay in the top two automatic promotion places in the second division.
Opportunity beckoning for Fein at Bayern?
As a defensive midfielder, Fein is exactly the type of player that Bayern could use. There are serious questions to be asked about Javi Martinez’s future as his contract expires at the end of this season. Corentin Tolisso’s future at Bayern is also uncertain. The French midfielder has not played anywhere near as much as he’d like under Hansi Flick and finds himself out of favor behind Joshua Kimmich, Thiago Alcantara, and Leon Goretzka.
If both Martinez and Tolisso were to leave this summer, it could prove to be a perfect opportunity for Fein as a defensive midfielder. He might spend a considerable amount of time on the bench, but he could be used quite often as a substitute or get minutes when rotations need to be made during congested fixture periods. It also hasn’t quite worked out for Mickael Cuisance since he made his move from Borussia Monchengladbach, so Salihamidzic may have already made it clear to Fein that his prospects of playing more would be much stronger. At only 20 years of age, it would be a positive step forward for Fein to work alongside Kimmich, Thiago, and Goretzka, assuming both Tolisso and Martinez are no longer Bayern players next season.