As many people expected, Bayern Munich is going to pay most of Fiete Arp’s wages while the young striker is on loan at Holstein Kiel this season according to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia).
Arp, who has fallen on some extremely hard times over the past two seasons, took the loan assignment to Holstein Kiel in hopes of re-establishing himself and the deal looks like it has at least some potential to be a win-win for the player and the club.
Holstein Kiel is getting a hard-luck talent that could be capable of turning his career around and has risked very little financially to do it. Arp, meanwhile, should be afforded the time and opportunity to get himself straightened out.
With a salary that is reportedly €5 million per season, Bayern Munich likely had no choice but to absorb most of the financial hit. Still, the club could also stand to be a winner if Arp can turn himself around.