Bayern Munich have players from various levels of the club out on loan across Europe in this season, and we’re here with Bavarian Loan Works to bring you updates from their travels. Whether it’s the men or the women or the youth players, it’s good to keep tabs on everyone as they work to be first team regulars at Bayern. There are a lot of players out and about on loan this season, so let’s get to it.
Bundesliga — Germany
Adrian Fein — Greuther Fürth
It’s been a struggle so far for Fein to get on the field for Fürth even though he is always at least making their bench. He played 46 minutes in their DFB Pokal first round match loss to Babelsberg (AET), but he’s only made the field once for twenty minutes in Fürth’s five Bundesliga games so far this season (though, he has made the bench in every single game). It’s going to be a long season in the Bundesliga, with relegation likely staring them in the face the entire wire. For Fein, perhaps his ceiling is only the 2.Bundesliga. There’s nothing wrong with that, but that may be where he’s at.
Chris Richards — Hoffenheim
Richards’s move to Hoffenheim wasn’t confirmed until the end of the transfer window, but it’s made no difference. Following the international break, Richards walked right into the Hoffenheim starting eleven and played the full 90 minutes against Mainz (a 0-2 loss). By all accounts, he had a good showing and continues to display all the reasons for why Bayern rate him so highly.
Frauen Bundesliga — Germany
Julia Pollak — Bayer Leverkusen
Pollak hasn’t made the field yet for Leverkusen in the Frauen Bundesliga, as she’s still rehabbing an injury. Once she’s healthy, the 19 year old will be fighting to earn her place in the starting eleven on a club targeting a Champions League place this season.
Weronika Zawistowska — FC Köln
Bayern signed the 21 year old Polish midfielder in the spring and announced the full season loan to Köln for her development. So far, she’s started all three of their games in their return to the Frauen Bundesliga and is getting the opportunity to work for several former Bayern players in the process.
Ligue 1 — France
Alexander Nübel — AS Monaco
It’s definitely been an interesting month for Nübel over in the Principality. With Benjamin Lecomte being shipped out to Atletico Madrid on loan, Nübel officially took over the number one spot in goal, and it’s been an wild ride. Monaco was knocked out of the UCL Playoff Round by Shakhtar Donetzk thanks to a 114th minute own goal. Nübel will get great experience in the Europa League with a solid group featuring PSV Eindhoven, Real Sociedad, and Sturm Graz.
However, their league performances thus far have been shockingly poor. Monaco are down in 16th place with just four points after five matches. While their defense has conceded 7 goals, they’ve only managed to score three times. If Niko Kovac wants to keep being Monaco’s head coach, he needs to figure out how to get that offense in motion.
First Division A — Belgium
Joshua Zirkzee — Anderlecht
So far, Zirkzee’s move to Anderlecht has done exactly what it was supposed to do. He’s playing games and scoring goals. Zirkzee is currently Anderlecht’s leading scorer on the season with three goals and an assist in his four appearances. He seems to be integrating well in the team, and he even scored a goal during the international break with Netherlands U21 team. Anderlecht was, unfortunately, knocked out of the new Europa Conference League Playoff Round, so they will not have any more European football this season.
Bundesliga — Austria
Alex Timossi Andersson — Austria Klagenfurt
Andersson joined Klagenfurt last January on an 18 month loan. He played well, and they won promotion into the first division. Now, after seven matches, they’re sitting in fifth place with eight points, and Andersson is looking really good. He’s currently Klagenfurt’s second leading scorer with two goals, and he leads the team with three assists.
First Football League — Croatia
Lovro Zvonarek — Slaven Belupo
The signing of the 16 year old Croatian was confirmed by Bayern well after the transfer window officially closed. Zvonarek will stay with his club Slaven Belupo for at least the current season. The young midfielder has started five of the club’s eight games already this season and is showing a lot of promise. Slaven is not very good, so it’ll be interesting to see how the 16 year old does in the grind of a relegation fight.
2.Bundesliga — Germany
Fiete Arp — Holstein Kiel
Arp is trying to find his footing, but Kiel is really not a very good team this season. Arp has one goal already in the 2.Buli season, but as a club they’ve only scored seven goals. The 21 year old forward has appeared in all six of Kiel’s games this season, starting four of them.
Marvin Cuni — Paderborn
Cuni’s move came on the final day of the transfer window, and he did not appear in Paderborn’s first match since his signing, a 0-1 loss to Schalke. Cuni absolutely tore up the Regionalliga Südwest last year on loan with Sonnenhof Großaspach, scoring 19 goals to be the fifth best goalscorer. Now, the 20 year old will get his chance at the 2.Buli after renewing his Bayern contract.
Nicolas Kühn — Erzgebirge Aue
Kühn walked right into the Aue starting eleven when his loan was secured back in July, but he was injured immediately after the first match. He finally returned to the field this weekend and was right back in there from the start. It’s a very good sign for a talented midfielder.
Lars Lukas Mai — Werder Bremen
Mai went the distance in Werder’s Pokal loss and has started three of their 2.Buli games, coming off the bench in two more. The step of from Darmstadt to Werder was always going to be a slightly tougher adjustment for Mai, as he’s in competition with former Bundesliga players now instead of 2.Buli regulars. We’ll see where he’s at over the next couple of weeks, especially with the injury to Omer Toprak on Saturday.
Sarpreet Singh — Jahn Regensburg
Look, there’s nothing else to say about Singh’s loan to Regensburg so far this season than the fact that it’s been a stunning success. Singh has been Regensburg’s best player so far this season and leads the team in both goals (two) and assists (three). It’s super early, but they’re top of the table.
EFL Championship — England
Remy Vita — Barnsley
This was a big move for Vita, and it sounds like he’s going to get the opportunity to prove himself in the Championship. He didn’t play in their game this weekend as his move was confirmed late. We’ll keep an eye on things.
3.Liga — Germany
Lenn Jastremski — Viktoria Köln
Jastremski has started both Köln games since making the move, but no goals have come yet. There’s a lot of high hopes for Jastremski, as he was a goal scoring machine with Wolfsburg at the U19 level before the up-and-down season with Bayern II in the 3.Liga. Hopefully, he’ll find those goal scoring boots once again.
EFL League One — England
Thorben Hoffmann — Sunderland
They’re calling him “Thorben” over in England, so we’ll do the same here. Hoffmann was thrown right into the starting lineup this weekend, picking up a 2-1 win for Sunderland in the process and making three saves in the process. There is a buy option in this deal that is automatically triggered if Sunderland get promoted.
Regionalliga Südwest — Germany
Jonas Kehl & Roman Reinelt — SSV Ulm
Both young players were loaned to SSV Ulm in the Regionalliga Südwest. Bayern have a partnership with the club. Kehl is the more established player at 20, and Reinelt is only 18. Kehl played the majority of last season with Ulm in the Regionalliga as well. Reinelt has yet to make his first team debut, but he started alongside Kehl in the backline of Ulm’s recent Württemberg Cup win.