Update 10:10AM EST
Following up on the report from earlier today, Bayern Munich made the news official via its website: Adrian Fein has been loaned to SpVgg Greuther Fürth:
FC Bayern have have agreed to loan out Adrian Fein to SpVgg Greuther Fürth for the coming season. The 22-year-old defensive midfielder should gain experience with the newly promoted club following on from his loan deals at PSV Eindhoven, second division SSV Jahn Regensburg and Hamburger SV. The Munich-born player joined the German record champions at the age of seven.
Executive board member Hasan Salihamidžić: “Adrian showed his quality at PSV Eindhoven, Hamburg and at Regensburg, and he has developed really well. We’re happy he now has the chance to play in the Bundesliga for Greuther Fürth and that backs up the approach we’ve taken together with Adrian.”
Bayern Munich prospect Adrian Fein spent last season on loan with PSV Eindhoven and was unable to convince the Dutch club to make a long-term investment in him by triggering the purchase option in his loan agreement.
Now, it looks like Fein will try his luck again with another loan. This time — according to kicker — Fein will take a loan assignment to SpVgg Greuther Fürth. SpVgg Greuther Fürth, of course, was promoted to the Bundesliga for this season and should afford Fein the opportunity to compete for first-team minutes in the a top-flight league:
Adrian Fein’s (22) move to SpVgg Greuther Fürth is about to be completed. The Bundesliga climber has come to an agreement with FC Bayern, who awarded Fein to PSV Eindhoven last season. Most recently it came down to a loan deal with Fürth. The midfielder is under contract with the record champions until 2023.
Like many young midfielders have found out, Fein’s pathway to consistent first-team minutes has a couple of huge roadblocks in Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. In the past, players like Xabi Alonso, Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez, and Arturo Vidal created the proverbial midfield logjam, but with Kimmich and Goretzka still in their respective primes, it seems unlikely that any young midfielder will be able to break through as a starter with Bayern Munich.