When Bayern Munich prospect Sarpreet Singh accepted a loan to FC Nürnberg prior to this season, most had high hopes that the 21-year-old would be able to establish himself and prove that he is ready for first-team football.
That plan, however, did not work out. Singh only played 518 minutes over 12 appearances and did not register a goal or an assist. Worse, Singh reportedly had trouble adapting to life with Der Club, which also made the experience painful off-the-field.
Still, after a successful 2019/2020 campaign, Bayern Munich felt a loan move that would challenge Singh at a higher level of play was the correct move for the player’s development.
“Sarpreet recently had a great year with us. He trained with the professionals and performed really well in the third division,” said Bayern Munich sporting director Jochen Sauer to FCBayern.com. “In the summer the opportunity arose that he could take the next steps at a traditional club like Nürnberg.”
Sauer, however, acknowledged that every loan assignment contains a fair amount of risk. In this case — and also with some other Bayern Munich loanees — things just did not work out for Singh.
“You never know beforehand whether that will work or not. He didn’t get the playing time there that he imagined,” Sauer said. “Nürnberg is currently in a difficult phase in terms of sport, so it is even more difficult for every player. We brought Sarpreet back and are now trying to give him the games so that he can get back to his level before the Nürnberg move. We are very confident that he will now help us again and get a personal boost.”