Bayern Munich has a strong corps of young defenders on campus and out on loan.
Tanguy Nianzou, Chris Richards, Lars Lukas Mai, Jamie Lawrence, Bright Arrey-Mbi, Remy Vita, and potentially FC Dallas loanee Justin Che are just a few of the names that are often bandied about by fans when looking at Bayern Munich’s future on the backline.
One player who has not gotten as much acclaim as some of those names above, but who must be impressing his bosses,is Josip Stanisic.
Stansic was called up to the first-team to play a role against Union Berlin was very good during that match. Now, it appears that the Bavarians are eager to show some commitment to the developing 21-year-old.
With his contract set to expire in June, Bayern Munich wants to get a deal done per Abendzeitung reporter Maximilian Koch:
Weiter mit einem Youngster: Der auslaufende Vertrag von Josip #Stanisic (21) soll verlängert werden, die jüngste Entwicklung gefällt sowohl der Spieler-Seite als auch dem @FCBayern. Gespräche laufen. Stanisic kam zuletzt 90 Minuten gegen @fcunion als LV zum Einsatz. #FCBayern— Maximilian Koch (@Koch_AZ) April 22, 2021
On with a youngster: the expiring contract of Josip #Stanisic (21) is to be extended, the latest development pleases both the player side and @FCBayern. Talks are underway. Stanisic last came on for 90 minutes vs. @fcunion as LB. #FCBayern
With Stanisic’s ability to play both center-back and either outside-back position, the youngster offers Bayern Munich great versatility. The rumored signing of Reading FC defender Omar Richards will add yet another body into that mix of young defenders if that comes to fruition as well.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Bayern Munich’s defensive depth heading into next season. There will surely be some player movement via sales or loans — along with ensuring that Bayern Munich II has enough quality to make a strong showing in 2021/2022.