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Bayern Munich II signs former FC Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin

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The Bavarians will take a six-month flier on former FC Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin.

Photoshoot Zulte Waregem 2019 - 2020 Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport

In hopes of generating more offense in the second half of the season, Bayern Munich II has inked former FC Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin to a six-month deal:

FC Bayern Amateurs have landed a newcomer for the second half of the third division. Dimitri Oberlin, 23-year-old attacking player from Switzerland, signed a contract with last year’s third division champions until June 30, 2021. Oberlin last played for top club FC Basel, but had terminated his contract there at the turn of the year.

FCBayern.com provided some background on Oberlin’s career:

Oberlin was born on September 27, 1997 in Yaounde (Cameroon) and thus does not yet fall into the 23+ age regulation for second teams. After his youth at FC Zurich, the one-off Swiss national player played for RB Salzburg, FC Empoli, Zulte Waregem and FC Basel, among others. At the top Swiss club he had his best time in the 2017/18 season with four goals in the Champions League group stage.

“We were looking for reinforcements for our offense since Leon Dajaku switched to Union Berlin. Dimitri has already proven his skills at the highest level in the past. We are very happy that he has joined our young team and we are convinced that he can help us quickly,” said campus director Jochen Sauer.


BFW Analysis

Bayern Munich II has not been able to get its offense rolling consistently all season and while this move might not present a permanent solution given the contract length, it does create some competition for players like Fiete Arp, Lenn Jastremski, and Nicolas Kühn.

Oberlin can play as a striker or on either wing, so he should give the squad some versatility and flexibility.

The move could also ultimately signal an exit for Joshua Zirkzee, who has been linked with Everton, Parma, and even Juventus in recent weeks.