One of the consistent transfer-related stories over the past month has been that Bayern Munich is in the market searching for a right-back to support incumbent starter Benjamin Pavard. With names like Sergino Dest (Ajax) and Max Aarons (Norwich City) being bandied about, the Bavarians are clearly looking for a young player for the reserve role.
Instead of a senior-team position, however, Bayern Munich added a right-back to strengthen the roster of Bayern Munich II by adding Germany youth international Lenny Borges, who will join the reserve squad on a one-year loan from AC Milan. The official announcement was made on FCBayern.com.
“Lenny is a young German player in whom we see potential for sporting development,” said Bayern Munich campus director Jochen Sauer. “We are happy that the loan went well and that we now have another alternative for the defensive wing.”
At this stage, the move for Borges is strictly for the Bayern Munich II squad which earned a 2-2 draw with Türkgücü München over the weekend. Dennis Waidner started at right-back for Bayern Munich against Türkgücü München.
Borges previously played 63 games in the Junior Bundesliga for Hamburger SV before moving to AC Milan youth system last summer. Borges has also played a total of 15 times for the German U-17 and U-18 national teams.
“I’m really looking forward to being able to wear the FC Bayern jersey and to the great challenge in the third division,” said Borges.
Per Transfermarkt, Borges made six appearances in AC Milan’s youth ranks last season. The 19-year-old’s contract with AC Milan expires in June 2021, so it could probably be assumed that he has laced up his boots with the Rossoneri for the last time.