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Bavarian Loan Works: Four in action as 2.Bundesliga kicks off this weekend

Several Bayern Munich players out on loan will begin their seasons in the 2.Bundesliga this weekend.

VfL Wolfsburg v Holstein Kiel - Pre-Season Match Bundesliga Photo by Nico Paetze/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Welcome to the first Bavarian Loan Works of the 2021/22 season. So far this season, Bayern Munich have loaned out a total of nine players to various clubs in Germany, France, and Austria. Let’s waste no time and get a look at who has gone where.

Germany - Bundesliga

There are two Bayern players on loan in the Bundesliga this season: Leon Dajaku and Adrian Fein

Leon Dajaku - Union Berlin

Bad news! Dajaku recently had to have an operation on his appendix and will be out for a couple of weeks as Union Berlin preps for the upcoming season. Just the worst possible time for him.

1. FC Union Berlin - Test Match Photo by Andreas Gora/picture alliance via Getty Images

Adrian Fein - Greuther Fürth

Fein made his debut for Fürth in their most recently friendly and should see the field this weekend in another friendly against Hoffenheim. He’s entered camp with enough time to make an impact, so let’s see if he can get there.

France - Ligue 1

There is one Bayern player on loan in Ligue 1 this season: Alexander Nübel.

Alexander Nübel - AS Monaco

This weekend is a friendly against Wolfsburg for Nübel, and thanks to a little luck, it looks like that starting goalkeeping job might be his to lose. Before Monaco enter Ligue 1 play, however, they have a UEFA Champions League Playoff against the winner of Rapid Wien and Sparta Prague.

Germany - 2.Bundesliga

There are four Bayern players on loan in the 2.Bundesliga this season: Fiete Arp, Nicolas Kühn, Lars Lukas Mai, and Sarpreet Singh.

Fiete Arp - Holstein Kiel

Arp isn’t expected to start this one, as the veteran Hólmbert Friðjónsson has edged him out in the preseason. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all bad news for Arp. The coach has talked throughout the preseason (in which Arp got a lot of minutes) that they were planning on bringing Arp along and not just throwing him into the fire. It’s likely that he’ll be given opportunities off the bench early in the season to earn starts.

Hallescher FC v Holstein Kiel - Pre-Season Match Bundesliga Photo by Karina Hessland/Getty Images

Nicolas Kühn - Erzgebirge Aue

Kühn is expected to start this weekend for Aue against Nürnberg. He’s been a regular in the club’s preseason games and appears to have impressed the coach. This is a big season for the 21 year old midfielder. He was also really good for Bayern II in the 3.Liga, and this is clearly a step up, but it looks like everything is going according to plan for him.

Lars Lukas Mai - Werder Bremen

After a solid season last year in the 2.Bundesliga with Darmstadt, Mai is getting a “promotion” of sorts to a team that will be fighting for promotion this season. Yes, Werder Bremen isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the expectation is that Mai will be one of the starting centerbacks alongside the veteran Ömer Toprak. This season should be a great opportunity for Mai to show just how good of a player he can be.

Sarpreet Singh - Jahn Regensburg

Last season’s loan to Nürnberg didn’t work out for Singh, but it appears that he may have found a nice landing spot with Jahn Regensburg in the second division. You will, of course, remember Regensburg as the place where Adrian Fein spent a season three years ago. Singh has been a regular starter with Regensburg so far during the preseason and is expected to be in the starting lineup this weekend against Darmstadt.

Austria - Austrian Bundesliga

There is one Bayern player on loan in the Austrian Bundesliga this season: Alex Timossi Andersson.

Alex Timossi Andersson - Austria Klagenfurt

While nothing was officially announced by Bayern, Andersson’s loan with Austria Klagenfurt was extended through June 2022. The Swedish midfielder made a great impression last season, helping Klagenfurt earn promotion to the first division. Last weekend, he went 65 minutes in their 5-1 victory over Wiener Neustadt in the Austrian Cup. This weekend, Klagenfurt takes on Wolfsberger AC in their return to the Bundesliga.

SK Austria Klagenfurt v St. Poelten - tipico Bundesliga Photo by Kuess/DIENER/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Germany - Regionalliga Südwest

There is one Bayern player on loan in the Regionalliga Südwest this season: Roman Reinelt.

Roman Reinelt - SSV Ulm

Reinelt’s loan to Ulm was just confirmed this week, so it wouldn’t be too shocking to not see him in action this weekend for Ulm. It’s not a league game for Ulm, however. They’ll be playing in the Württemberg Cup against TSV Nusplingen who haven’t played an official game since October 2020 due to COVID. Oh! Ulm’s current coach is former Bayern Frauen head coach Thomas Wörle. Nice Bayern connection.

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