After spending most of his debut season with Bayern Munich in the reserves, 21-year old Sarpreet Singh moved to FC Nürnberg on a one-year loan deal.
For Singh, a youngster who aspires to fight for a place at the Bavarians’, the deal initially looked like the right step to further his development. When Nürnberg came calling, coach Hansi Flick had “directly advised him to take the chance”.
“Recently I started a couple of times in a row, which has helped my development. Moving to Nuremberg was the right step for me. I want to return to Bayern as a better player in the summer and fight for a regular place,” Singh told Spox and Goal, after featuring in 11 games for his new club.
Just two weeks after this interview, Singh and Bayern decided to abort the loan that was supposed to run until June.
Per a report from Sport1, the 21-year old had not done anything wrong on his part. The premature termination of his loan was majorly driven by sporting reasons.
German outlet Spox speculates that Nurnberg Coach Robert Klauss adapted his team setup over the course of the season. His style of play had increasingly become unsuitable for Singh.
In addition to his sporting development, Singh couldn’t really bond with his teammates off-the-pitch. At Die Roten, player-coach Thomas Muller had eased the Indo-Kiwi’s integration in a new environment. Moreover, Singh used to spend most of his time with English-speaking youngsters like Chris Richards and Alphonso Davies.
Shortly before his departure, Der Ruhmreiche signed Norwegian Mats Möller Daehli. While it is unclear whether the experienced attacking-midfielder was signed as a competitor or as a replacement for Singh, a separation seemed like a logical step for the two parties at this point.
Blessed to be part of this team. Champions! @FCBayern pic.twitter.com/RSZ7GnQTPI— Sarpreet Singh (@Sarpreetsingh88) June 27, 2020
For now, it remains to be decided how the former-Wellington Phoenix man will continue his development at Bayern. He will once again have to start training with Bayern reserves. His fourteen goal contributions last season were pivotal in helping Amateure win 3. Liga championship. Fortunately, Singh maintains good relations with coach Flick and will quickly look to settle at his dream club.