Thankfully, per a new report from tz, Tanguy Nianzou is scheduled to resume team training next month for Bayern Munich. This comes less than a week after it was reported that his training intensity and workload had been reduced because he wasn’t able to train without pain in his thigh, where he had suffered a torn muscle fiber.
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidizic had said over the weekend, “Tanguy is one of the greatest talents of his year, he unfortunately sustained two complicated injuries, now he is being built up very carefully by our experts. We will still have a lot of fun with him.”
For Nianzou, the international break comes at a good time because he well now be able to work individually alongside rehab coach Simon Martinello to be ready for the beginning of April, when all of Bayern’s internationals will be back. Hansi Flick confirmed that the 18-year-old should be ready to resume full team training after the break.
“We expect that he will be fully in the squad after the international break and that we can then plan with him again,” Flick explained. Nianzou could very well be in contention to be in the squad to travel to face RB Leipzig on April 3rd, though that might be a stretch at this point.
To date, Nianzou has still only made one, 21-minute appearance for Bayern in their 3-1 Bundesliga win over VfB Stuttgart back in November of last year. After recovering from a hamstring injury early on in the season, he suffered his torn muscle fiber in his thigh and his comeback has taken much longer than initially anticipated.
Hopefully, Flick’s affirmation materializes and he’s able to rejoin team training next month for a player he once described as “a pleasure on the training ground. He’s very positive and always has a smile on his face.”
Regardless of how much of a part he plays throughout the rest of the season in the Bundesliga and Champions League, having him back and fit for next season will also be a long-term goal for Bayern. The fact that he can play central defense and midfield makes him a valuable asset and is one of the reasons why he was sought after, even by Leipzig, and Ralf Rangnick had referred to him as “one of the greatest defensive talents” he had ever seen.