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Christian Fruchtl aims for loan to a European top-flight club

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The Bayern Munich youngster wants to gain top-division match experience before challenging for Bayern’s number 1 jersey.

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Christian Früchtl has been highly rated at Bayern Munich for years. Many in the past have seen him as Manuel Neuer’s heir between the sticks at the Allianz arena. In the past season, the German gained match experience in the 3. Liga, playing a key role as the relegation-candidates became championship-contenders and miraculously won the league. Now, according to kicker, the young stopper would like to go out on loan for the upcoming campaign.

Früchtl ideally wants to transfer to a top division European side, for example Augsburg — a team linked to the German in the past. However, a Bundesliga 2 side near the top end of the table would also be an option on the cards for him.

A loan would be an important and ideal part of Früchtl’s development. Firstly, he would receive match practise at a higher level than before. Furthermore, on account of the arrival of Alexander Nübel in the summer, the position of Neuer’s understudy is already determined — meaning that advancement to the senior team would have been unlikely for Früchtl in the near future.

Moreover, when Neuer’s contract expires in 2023, Früchtl aspires to compete for his spot as Bayern’s number one. A loan would certainly aid his development. Let’s hope Früchtl can gain high-level minutes in order to star for Bayern in years to come.