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Bayern Munich youngsters face uncertain times ahead

Bayern Munich has some tough choices to make regarding its youth players.

TSG Hoffenheim v Borussia Moenchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Sport Bild chief reporter Christian Falk gave his insider information on what the future looks like for several Bayern Munich youngsters (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia).

For most, a longer stay in Bavaria just does not appear to be in the works:

• Christian Früchtl will stay at Bayern Munich because of his mountain biking injury.

• Bayern Munich has no plans with Adrian Fein and the feeling is apparently mutual. Fein is expected to be sold after an unsuccessful loan stint at PSV Eindhoven and Holstein Kiel is among the interested clubs per Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg:

• Hoffenheim wants to bring Chris Richards back, but Bayern Munich is evaluating how to proceed. Richards is clearly ready to play in the Bundesliga on a regular basis...but it is questionable on whether or not Bayern Munich can afford the young American the same opportunities as Hoffenheim. This ultimately comes down to a tough question for the Bavarians: What situation is best for the player to develop?

• Oliver Batista-Meier is currently working on his fitness with a trainer and his future is uncertain. Once considered one of the campus’ most desirable prospects, Batista-Meier might not be considered part of the club’s future plans.

• Leon Dajaku will remain on loan at Union Berlin next season. Dajaku battled injuries during his initial loan stint with Union Berlin, but is well-suited to play in their offensive system.

• Joshua Zirkzee is up for sale after a disastrous 2020/2021 season, which included unsuccessful stints with Bayern Munich and Parma.

• Lars Lukas Mai wants game time and has offers to leave Bayern Munich. As of now the club does not see a future for the promising center-back.

At one point or another, most of the players listed above were considered viable options to be a part of Bayern Munich’s next generation.

Developing young players is an integral piece of any club’s success, yet Bayern Munich has struggled mightily to have its youth products break through with the senior team.

Who can be the next youngster to actually make it with Bayern Munich?

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