FC Bayern Munich has currently lent five professionals. How is it going for Marcel Sabitzer, Alexander Nübel, Malik Tillman, Bright Arrey-Mbi and Gabriel Vidovic?
Marcel Sabitzer (28, Manchester United)
With Christian Eriksen missing for weeks with an ankle injury and Casemiro serving a three-game ban for his choking attack on Crystal Palace’s Will Hughes, Manchester United’s Marcel Sabitzer was needed immediately. He has played in every Premier League game since his loan move on Deadline Day, most recently even starting three times in the league. undefeated. Sabitzer did not play in the round of 16 in the Europa League on Thursday.
“I like it here, I like it here, I like the team, I like the club and the atmosphere at Old Trafford,” Sabitzer told dem Mirror. According to reports, the 28-year-old midfielder from Austria can well imagine staying beyond the summer ESPN coach Erik ten Hag is already aiming for a permanent commitment.
Sabitzer’s contract with FC Bayern runs until 2025. It shouldn’t be any easier for him to get match practice in Munich from the summer: In addition to the existing midfield rivals Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Ryan Gravenberch, Sabitzer’s compatriot and ex- Colleague Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig,
Alexander Nubel (26, AS Monaco)
After Manuel Neuer’s serious injury, FC Bayern tried to get Alexander Nübel, who had been on loan until the summer, to return early in the winter. In vain: Because AS Monaco couldn’t find a replacement for their consistently good regular keeper at short notice, who, however, couldn’t prevent the Europa League defeat against Leverkusen either. In addition, Nübel is said not to have been too keen on it under the circumstances at the time.
At that time, new buddy Toni Tapalovic was still acting as goalkeeping coach. Nübel reported a little disappointed in the ZDFthat he had “not had much contact” with Tapalovic since his planned two-year loan move to Monaco in 2021: “I do think that you could have exchanged views from time to time about the situation and how things are going. But that wasn’t the case.”
Perhaps this fact also played a role in Tapalovic’s dismissal, Julian Nagelsmann also reported on a lack of “togetherness” in the coaching team. The silent goalkeeper coach is gone now, but there is a new rival: FC Bayern signed Yann Sommer in winter and gave him a contract until 2025. Neuer’s contract runs until 2024.
How will things continue with Nübel after the loan expires in the summer? “I still have the goal of becoming number 1 at Bayern Munich,” says the 26-year-old. But he will hardly get involved in a competition with Neuer and Sommer. Another loan would be conceivable, Monaco would probably like to commit him permanently. His regulars there with colleague Kevin Volland, tennis player Alexander Zverev, Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenberg and reality star Robert Geiss speak for staying in the principality. “We drink beer as a water substitute,” said Nübel.
Malik Tillman (20, Rangers FC)
Malik Tillman’s previous loan to Glasgow Rangers has been overshadowed by the scandalous goal against Partick Thistle two weeks ago. After the 20-year-old received treatment, an opponent wanted to pass the ball to Rangers. Tillman didn’t notice, went straight into the duel, rounded the opposing goalkeeper and scored to make it 2-1. The result: riots – and after long discussions, compensation without Rangers resistance.
Aside from that incident, Tillman is doing great at Rangers. The German-American has already scored nine goals and five assists in 36 competitive games. Tillman mainly plays on the eight, occasionally on the ten.
In the summer, the Rangers have a purchase option of seven million euros, they are said to be very interested in a permanent commitment. “I just want to play as much as possible. I don’t care, but I don’t really care where that will be,” Tillman said table football. “I feel good here, very much so. I bring my performances, which I think the Rangers like quite well. But I could also imagine that they like it quite well at Bayern.”
Bright Arrey Mbi (19, Hannover 96)
In January 2022, FC Bayern loaned Bright Arrey-Mbi to 1. FC Köln for a year and a half, but the deal was not crowned with success. On the contrary: the now 19-year-old central defender did not make a single appearance for the Bundesliga team in the first half of the year, instead only gaining match practice with the fourth-rate reserves.
Shortly before the end of the summer transfer window, FC Bayern reacted, broke off the loan with Cologne and passed Arrey-Mbi on to the second division club Hannover 96. Things are going much better for him there. Since Arrey-Mbi earned a regular place in October, he has only missed one game. But is that enough as a recommendation for a return to Munich?
At Bayern, Arrey-Mbi is still in close contact with Jamal Musiala in particular. The two English-Germans came to Munich together from Chelsea in 2019. “We still have very good contact, we often talk to each other, we text on social media,” said Arrey-Mbi recently Picture. “Jamal is a really nice guy, very easy to talk to.”
Gabriel Vidovic (19, Vitesse Arnhem)
Gabriel Vidovic is set for the Dutch first division club Vitesse Arnhem. Unlike before with the reserves of FC Bayern, the 19-year-old striker is mainly used as a left winger. He has scored three goals in 17 competitive games so far. “My goal is clear: I want to recommend myself to FC Bayern,” Vidovic told the Croatian newspaper Vecernji list.
Here is the full report on Vidovic’s situation in Arnhem.
Apart from these five professionals, FC Bayern has also loaned out some players from the reserve – but things are going much less well for them. Here is the background.