Bayern Munich prospect Adrian Fein will return to the club this summer after an uneventful loan stint with PSV Eindhoven.
In an interview with Dutch new outlet Eindhovens Dagblad, PSV director of football John de Jong indicated that Fein’s loan assignment did not go as planned and the club would not exercise the purchase option on Fein’s deal.
“We had hoped and expected a little more from his development here,” said De Jong. That failed for several reasons. On Monday we informed Bayern that we will not exercise its option.”
Fein played 18 games for PSV Eindhoven, scored one goal and registered three assists while in the Netherlands. In that time, though, Fein was only on the field for 565 total minutes.
As a defensive midfielder, Fein will likely have to leave Bayern Munich in an effort to breakthrough with a big club. Depending on what formation Julian Nagelsmann implements, Fein could find himself behind Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Corentin Tolisso, and Marc Roca — and potentially even youngsters like Michaël Cuisance, Tanguy Nianzou and Torben Rhein — on the Bayern Munich organizational depth chart. Should Bayern Munich add more midfielders, Fein could become even more buried.
Fein’s deal with Bayern Munich runs through the 2022/2023 season.