Can This Bayern Munich Attacker Of Indian Origin Find Success At Bavaria?

Bayern Munich have confirmed the departure of Sarpreet Singh - One to watch out for.
MUNICH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 21: Sarpreet Singh of Bayern Muenchen looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfL Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena on December 21, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich have confirmed the departure of Sarpreet Singh. The young attacking midfielder, coming from an Indian background, has joined 1.FC Nuremberg in a season-long loan deal in search of more game-time. Sarpreet becomes the second player to join FCN on loan, after goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl, who had been a third choice ‘keeper for the Bavarians next season.

Sarpreet Singh: A rising star at Bayern Munich

Sarpreet is among the current crop of sensationally talented young players at Bayern Munich, in the club’s recent revelation in the youth department. He is joined by Joshua Zirkzee, Alphonso Davies, Oliver Batista Meier and Fruchtl as players who are poised to make an impact in the first-team in the coming years.

While Davies has already become an established star in Europe, Sarpreet is yet to make an impact in the first-team. He is, however, the only player on this list who is already making quite an impression on a professional level, having been involved in 14 goals in 22 3.Liga matches with FC Bayern’s reserve side this past season.

It is quite an impressive tally for someone who had only moved to Germany in 2019, and a loan move to a 2.Bundesliga outfit is certainly an intriguing prospect for Sarpreet as he looks to make his mark at the highest level of football.

Is Nuremberg an ideal destination for Sarpreet?

Nuremberg are in for a massive rebuild this summer, having been one of the worst-performing teams in 2.Bundesliga during the 2019/20 campaign. They finished 16th in the league table and only survived relegation due to a late goal from Fabian Schleusener against Ingolstadt, in the relegation playoff.

Bayern Munich have confirmed the departure of Sarpreet Singh - A star in the making.
MUNICH, GERMANY – JUNE 20: Sarpreet Singh of Bayern Muenchen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Sport-Club Freiburg at Allianz Arena on June 20, 2020 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

As part of their rebuild, Der Klub have already appointed a new coach in 35-year-old Robert Klauss. And given the young manager’s previous stint as RB Leipzig’s assistant coach, it is needless to say that he will now emphasise on the development of young players. The tactic was echoed in the club’s transfer activity this summer as they signed the likes Sarpreet, Fruchtl and Tom Klauss.

Sarpreet, in particular, could fill the void in the creative department, providing additional support to Johannes Geis. With Nuremberg lacking any other proper number ten, the young Bayern Munich star shouldn’t have much difficulty in getting regular game-time.

Why shining at FCN could be important for Sarpreet

There are opportunities opening up at Bayern Munich as old guards like Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Jerome Boateng reach the final phases of their respective careers. Muller, in particular, enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career under Hansi Flick. But, he is already on the wrong side of the 30s while Thiago Alcantara has been linked with a move away from Bavaria.

Also, Philippe Coutinho is set to return to Barcelona following the end of his loan spell, thus opening up a potential opportunity in the number ten role. Sarpreet, in that regard, could make a strong case for becoming Bayern’s next Ramdeuter, especially if he manages to impress the onlookers with his performances at FC Nuremberg in the upcoming campaign.

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.