Multiple reports out of Germany tonight claim that Bayern Munich have found the loan destination for young goalkeeper Christian Früchtl. In a rare trifecta, Bild, Kicker, and Sky are all reporting that Früchtl will be headed to Nürnberg on loan.
Bild was first to break the story, and they say that Früchtl spent Tuesday at Nürnberg’s training grounds. The report states that Robert Klauß and Dieter Hecking have been targeting the young goalkeeper this summer. With the expectation that the announcement would be made on Wednesday, Früchtl is prepping to begin training with his new club on Thursday.
Früchtl will compete with Christian Mathenia for the number one spot. If he beats Mathenia out for the spot and can help Nürnberg bag promotion back to the Bundesliga, Früchtl can return to Munich with his eyes set on fully being Manuel Neuer’s successor.
Sky is confirming Bild’s report and adding two huge facts on top of it. The first is that Früchtl has extended his contract in Munich beyond 2022. Last November, he extended his contract through the summer of 2022. The second is that the loan to Nürnberg will be for two years. This will give him the opportunity to establish himself as a number one goalkeeper at the 2.Bundesliga level and, potentially, in the Bundesliga.