Caught in a midfield logjam at the start of the 2020/2021 campaign, Bayern Munich loaned Adrian Fein to PSV Eindhoven in hopes of the player gaining more game experience.
While Fein has not yet become a regular for the Dutch club, he has reportedly impressed the PSV Eindhoven brass enough to trigger the purchase option in his loan agreement. Under manager Roger Schmidt Fein has made 12 appearances for PSV Eindhoven where he has tallied one goal and three assists. Fein has totaled 381 minutes of game time so far this season as well.
Even without having a major breakthrough as of yet, Sport Bild captured a report from Dutch outlet “Telegraaf” indicating PSV Eindhoven has seen enough to know it wants to see more of Fein:
Now it could be that the 21-year-old midfielder will leave the German record champion at the end of the season. Eindhoven has a purchase option for the Munich-born player and, according to information from the Dutch “Telegraaf”, has made the internal decision to pull it at the end of the season. The fixed transfer fee would amount to six million euros.
Under the German coach Roger Schmidt, Fein has been used only sporadically so far this season. He has only been in the starting eleven twice in the Eredivisie. He has also made six brief appearances as a substitute. Nevertheless, the coach seems to think a lot of Fein.
PSV Eindhoven is in second place in the Eredivisie, one point behind Ajax Amsterdam. In addition to Fein, the Dutch club’s squad includes ex-Bundesliga pros Mario Götze, Lars Unnerstall, Timo Baumgartl and Philipp Max.
A permanent move to PSV Eindhoven would be a great option for Fein, who can see just how crowded the Bayern Munich midfield from his current position in The Netherlands. Neither Bayern Munich nor PSV Eindhoven has made any formal confirmation of this report, so things could change. Given Bayern Munich’s abundance of midfielders throughout the campus, however, a €6 million deal for Fein should sit well with the Bavarians.