Bayern Munich: Christian Fruchtl set to stay after serious injury

Christian Fruchtl suffers serious injury after returning to Bayern Munich. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images for DFB)
Christian Fruchtl suffers serious injury after returning to Bayern Munich. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images for DFB) /

The goalkeeping department at Bayern Munich is under the spotlight. The German Champions are expected to make changes to this department for next season. However, it does looks like Christian Fruchtl is set to stay in Bavaria.

According to Bild, Fruchtl suffered a serious injury to his collarbone while mountain biking during vacation. The young goalkeeper has started the recovery process, but Bild insists that he will be out of action for eight to ten weeks. In such a scenario, a transfer away from Die Roten is out of the equation.

The report from Bild also insisted that there has been interested in Fruchtl from 2.Bundesliga and foreign clubs. Since his recovery will take a long time, Fruchtl may have to wait until the January window to get a loan move away from the club.

Fruchtl is rated highly by Rekordmeister, but he needs consistent playing time to continue his development. He has been training with the first team for a couple of seasons, so getting minutes in senior football is the next step in his development.

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Die Roten had sent Fruchtl out on loan last summer. However, the move to FC Nurnberg turned out to be disastrous for the young goalkeeper. Fruchtl was reduced to second-choice goalkeeper at the club and hardly got any minutes in the league. A frustrating season for the young goalkeeper ended in the worst possible way as he suffered a serious injury.

Christian Fruchtl currently has no chance of playing in the first team at Die Roten next season. The German Champions are likely to sanction a loan move for Alexander Nubel. Nubel’s departure is likely to accelerate Bayern’s process of finding a new number two. Arminia Bielefeld’s Stefan Ortega has reportedly emerged as the prime target to replace Nubel.

If Christian Fruchtl doesn’t move in the summer due to injury, he is likely to start as number three in the first team next season. Fruchtl will be getting game time in the reserves team next season once he recovers from the current injury. Die Roten needs to arrange a much better loan move for the youngster to help him in taking the next step in his development.

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Meanwhile, Ron-Thorben Hoffman looks certain to leave Die Roten in summer. The German club has taken up the option to extend his contract by one more year. However, this option has reportedly been taken to protect the transfer value as his contract was expiring at the end of June.