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Loan move to Marseille for Bayern Munich’s Michael Cuisance?

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The Frenchman has made a few starts for Bayern recently, but could his immediate future be not in Germany but France?

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Since transferring to Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window, Frenchman Michael Cuisance has featured primarily on the club’s reserve team or off the bench for the pros. However, Cuisance has played more frequently since football returned in Germany after the corona-break. His performances have been pretty good too — exemplified by the glorious goal he scored in Bayern’s final Bundesliga match on Saturday.

Even with these improved performances, though, Cuisance will probably still struggle for playing time next season. Therefore, Sky are reporting that Marseille is interested in signing the youngster on loan.

Marseille, who came second in Ligue 1, and their manager, former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas, are said to be admirers of Cuisance’s talent — so much so that Cuisance was one of a small number of names included in Villas-Boas’ transfer request to his board.

The French club would be an attractive option for both Bayern and Cuisance. Firstly, he would be able to play in the Champions League and Ligue 1, therefore gaining valuable match experience at a high level. Furthermore, he would play in a large stadium while also being situated in a somewhat familiar place — his home country. Simply put, there wouldn’t be many better clubs for Cuisance to move on loan to.

However, whether it’s possible for Cuisance to go back to his homeland for the next season is dependent on Bayern’s other transfer business in the midfield area. For example, if Thiago leaves the club, Hansi Flick would rely on Cuisance to step up and play a big role in the team. So far, he’s certainly shown that the talent is there. In addition, it seems likely that Javi Martinez and Corentin Tolisso are set to move on this summer. This would leave a void of depth in center-midfield — a void that would be perfect for Cuisance to fill.

But even if the Frenchman stays at Bayern, Marseille’s sizable interest reinforces notions that his talent is indeed large. They are Champions League team with a very good squad, but they want him to be a part of their squad.

What’s clear is that Cuisance is a player with much talent and is ready to play a more important role for whichever team he finds himself at come next season. He’s shown himself to be more than a mere step-over merchant in recent weeks. Let’s hope his development continues advancing in the future.