Bayern Munich II midfielder Angelo Stiller has a vast amount of potential, but was caught up in a numbers game on Säbener Straße. Because of that, the longtime Bayern Munich academy player signed a deal with Hoffenheim, where he will compete for a first-team position next season.
Losing Stiller was extremely tough for Bayern Munich campus director Jochen Sauer, but probably necessary for the player’s next developmental step.
“Angelo is a native of Munich, has been here since U-10 and is a Bayern fan through and through. Of course, these are exactly the kind of players you fight to keep when their contracts expire,” said Sauer to FCBayern.com. “He is talented, has great potential and is also trying to make the best career move for himself personally. In these transitional areas, it is then not always possible to plan. The professional team simply has an incredible amount of potential at this position.”
Because of his track record and performance, Stiller has built a strong reputation in Bavaria. With that, Sauer would not rule out Stiller returning to Säbener Straße at some point.
“It’s not easy for a young player. If a player with that potential and an expiring contract then gets inquiries from the Bundesliga, you have to accept that and wish him good luck if he wants to try it elsewhere. But it’s also not out of the question that he might return to Munich at some point.”