[UPDATE: 1:50PM EST]
Below, we reported on Bayern Munich’s Christian Früchtl’s loan assignment to FC Nürnberg, but it appears that news was just one part of a bigger puzzle. In addition to Früchtl, midfielder Sarpreet Singh will also join Der Club.
The term of the loan will be one-year for each player. Früchtl will join FC Nürnberg after the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League, while Singh will join Der Club immediately. Sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić thinks the move will be beneficial for both players (as told to FCBayern.com).
“Christian and Sarpreet were top performers in our U23s in the 3rd division and had their share in winning the championship,” said Salihamidžić. “What they need in this phase of their development is match practice at an even higher level. 1. FC Nürnberg can offer that in the 2. Bundesliga. I have no doubt that Christian and Sarpreet will prevail and gain important experience. I would like to thank Dieter Hecking for the good discussions.”
In what could only be described as a necessary, yet beneficial, move for both Bayern Munich and Christian Früchtl, the 20-year-old goalkeeper officially signed a loan agreement with 2.Liga side FC Nürnberg this morning.
Früchtl, who is held in high-regard at Bayern Munich and internationally for Germany, found himself in a precarious spot following the Bavarians’ acquisition of former Schalke 04 keeper Alexander Nübel (23) and the contract extension with Manuel Neuer.
OFFICIAL: Christian Früchtl has joined 1. FC Nürnberg on loan from FC Bayern pic.twitter.com/9FQbw66BfY— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 7, 2020
In an effort to find first-team playing time, Früchtl has decided to move on a loan assignment to Der Club, where he is expected to get an opportunity to prove himself on the pitch.
“Christian is the most talented and best German goalkeeper in his age group,” FC Nürnberg sporting director Dieter Hecking told his club’s website. “With him, we are once again increasing the quality of our goalkeeper team. At the club, he wants to take the next step in his development.”
As for Früchtl, it looks like the youngster will finally get the opportunity to prove his mettle on the pitch.
“I’m looking forward to the club and the new season,” said Früchtl. “My goal is to help make the FCN play a successful season. In addition, if possible, I would like to collect high-quality game practice and prove myself at the professional level.”