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Hansi Flick Showers Praise On This Frenchman: Does He Have A Future At Bayern Munich?

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

As reported by Fussball Transfers, Hansi Flick has showered praise for Mickael Cuisance after the game against the Fortuna Dusseldorf. The Bayern Munich coach told Sky, “It was the reward for the fact that he had trained very, very well in the past weeks and months and had a very positive development.”

It hints at the fact that Cuisance could be awarded more opportunities as we head towards the final phase of the campaign. But, does the midfielder really have any future at Bayern Munich?

Cuisance’s miserable spell at Bayern so far

Cuisance joined Bayern Munich last summer, in a  €12 million move from Borussia Monchengladbach. He initially left Gladbach due to lack of game-time, so the transfer to Bavaria was rather bizarre. And quite unsurprisingly, the midfielder has struggled to get an adequate amount of opportunities at the Allianz Arena this season.

The Frenchman has made only six appearances in the Bundesliga, totalling 86 minutes of league football. He has even been forced to play with the reserve side, in the third tier of German football. In fact, Cuisance is yet to receive a single competitive start for Bayern Munich during his short ongoing spell at the club.

Does he have a future at the club?

Cuisance’s future at Bayern Munich depends on a lot of factors. The ex-Gladbach starlet’s chances of making a breakthrough next season could be boosted this summer, with Corentin Tolisso already being linked with a move to the Premier League. His departure is set to hand his compatriot a more prominent role in the first-team.

Hansi Flick has showered praise for Mickael Cuisance - Set to remain a benchwarmer next season?
MUNICH, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 18: Michael Cuisance of Bayern Munich looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayern Muenchen and Crvena Zvezda at Allianz Arena on September 18, 2019, in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Also, established playmaker Thiago Alcantara is also facing an uncertain future at the club. With his current contract expiring at the end of next season, it won’t be surprising to see big clubs competing for the midfield this summer. Although Thiago’s potential departure will undoubtedly force Bayern to sign a new midfielder, the uncertainty regarding the new arrival could boost Cuisance’s first-team opportunities.

What should Cuisance do this summer?

In hindsight, however, the Frenchman is likely to be considered only as a back-up for not only Thiago but also Leon Goretzka next season. Hence, a move away from Bavaria might be the most logical option available.

The midfielder could be an attractive loan signing for mid-table Bundesliga clubs including Hertha Berlin, FC Schalke or Eintracht Frankfurt. Even the Premier League is a realistic destination as clubs like Newcastle United look to plot a spending spree this summer.

Cuisance will be guaranteed to receive more game-time at the highest level of football at these clubs, thus giving him the opportunity to revive his career next season potentially.

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