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Official: Bayern Munich defender Lars Lukas Mai joins Werder Bremen on loan

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Following a season on loan at Darmstadt, Mai is reportedly headed back to the 2.Bundesliga.

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Update 9:25AM EST

It’s official — promising Bayern Munich defender Lars Lukas Mai has joined Werder Bremen on loan.

Bayern Munich made the formal announcement this morning:

#FCBayern has lent Lars Lukas Mai (21) to second division club SV Werder Bremen. The defensive player and U-21 European champion will travel to the training camp with his new team this Thursday.

This is the second consecutive season Mai has been loaned away. During the 2020/2021 campaign, Mai played for SV Darmstadt 98.


Lars Lukas Mai is headed back to the 2.Bundesliga this summer, according to Bild. This time, however, he’s headed to Werder Bremen on a season-long loan.

Last season, Mai spent the entire campaign with Darmstadt. He started 27 matches at centerback and came off the bench in two more.

Mai spent the first part of this summer away with the German U-21 team at the European Championship. While Germany lifted the trophy at the end of the day, Mai’s only contribution was a 33 minute substitute appearance in Germany’s penalty shootout victory after extra time against Denmark.

He is under contract with Bayern through the summer of 2023, so this is likely Mai’s last chance to make a big impact if he has plans on staying in Munich past next summer. The current trajectory of Mai’s career aligns with Adrien Fein who went on loan to mid-table Jahn Regensburg for a season before following that up with a loan to Hamburg.