The once €5M valued 19-year-old Sinan Kurt hasn't been able to crack the Bayern Munich first team ranks since his arrival from Borussia Mönchengladbach. And after 6 months at Bayern II this season, Kurt is reportedly on the verge of a long term loan move within the Bundesliga.
Kicker reports today that Sinan Kurt is likely to be signed by Hertha BSC on loan. The deal is set to involve an 18-month loan while there are still negotiations between the clubs as to whether there will be a purchase option attached. The deal is set to take effect this January.
For Sinan Kurt, it's a good move for a winger who has failed to crack first team before the summer arrivals of Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman who have done nothing but excel on the biggest stage possible. For Kurt, his long term future at Bayern Munich will depend on Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and while the two have their respective health issues, they are under contract for two more seasons.
Hertha BSC is currently in third place in the Bundesliga, riding the league's second best defense. More importantly for Kurt, Hertha has a diverse corps of young talented players including Vladimir Darida and Valentin Stocker, alternating alongside veteran talents like Vedad Ibisevic and Salomon Kalou. There are few fixed certainties in their attacking band, and given the revelation Mitchell Weiser has been for Hertha BSC this season, it's easy to see the dramatic upside for Sinan Kurt as he is at a similar stage in his career at Weiser was.
If there's an environment where Sinan Kurt can show why people once compared him to Marco Reus, Hertha BSC is probably it.