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Transfers galore leave Bayern Munich II with only 16 field players

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There has been lots of movements and rumors floating around Bayern’s reserve side. Interim coach Dirk Teschke is navigating the current “special situation” as the team prepares for next season in the 3.Liga.

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All of the focus regarding Bayern Munich has been on their extraordinary Champions League run thus far after they won yet another domestic double. Their reserve team also clinched the 3. Liga title under Sebastian Hoeness, who’s since accepted the managerial role at TSG Hoffenheim. Since it was announced that Hoeness would be leaving, there has been a plethora of significant transfer rumors regarding Bayern’s reserve team, especially for a club like Bayern, who handles their business so well with reserve and youth players.

A new report from kicker reveals that there could still be a lot of movement among Bayern’s reserves before the transfer window closes in October. Christian Früchtl and Sarpreet Singh were both already loaned out to FC Nürnberg, and Kwasi Okyere Wriedt and Derrick Köhn moved to the Netherlands to join Willem II. Lars Lukas Mai has gone to Darmstadt. Oliver Batista-Meier is with the senior squad in Portugal right now, but he’ll also be preparing for a loan move to Nürnberg. And Even though Woo-Yeong Jeong has returned to SC Freiburg, there’s still a possibility he could return to Bayern’s reserve team or even go on loan to SV Sandhausen, who are also interested in him.

The reserve squad began preparations for the upcoming season last Monday, still without a replacement for Hoeness. Reserve assistant manager Dirk Teschke has been in charge in the interim, and he currently has only 16 outfield players at his disposal, partially because of the fact that some of the reserve players are with the senior squad in Portugal. That’s even after Lukas Schneller, Dennis Waidner and Taylor Booth moved up to the reserve squad. Lenn Jastremski from VfL Wolfsburg is currently the only new signing present at training for the reserves. Nicolas Kühn, who joined in July from Ajax, was also called up.

As it stands, Teschke will have to continue preparations for Bayern II’s club friendly against SV Heimstetten on September 11 with a relatively incomplete squad. Teschke described the current preparations as a “special situation,” but said that the main goal is is for his side to stay in the 3. Liga: “Our clear goal is to stay up. Even more important is the development of our boys, whom we would like to foster in optimal fashion.”