Bayern Munich complete loan deals on deadline day

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was not busy on deadline day like he was last year.(Photo by Marco Donato/FC Bayern Muenchen via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was not busy on deadline day like he was last year.(Photo by Marco Donato/FC Bayern Muenchen via Getty Images) /

While there was some deadline day madness for few top clubs in Europe, Bayern Munich had very little business to do on Tuesday. The German Champions shut the door any more incomings on Monday after clinching the signing of Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig.

With the incoming business done for new players, Die Roten focused on sorting loan moves for few young players. Rekordmeister didn’t manage to effectively trim the squad this summer, but few short-term transfers were sorted on the last day.

Chris Richards completes loan move to Hoffenheim

After spending the whole summer training with the first team at Sabner Strasse, Chris Richards finally secured a loan move back to Hoffenheim. The young American defender extended his contract with Die Roten until 2025 before heading out on loan.

Richards managed to get a considerable amount of playing time at Hoffenheim after moving to the club in January. He is likely to go straight in the starting XI after the international. Die Roten had delayed the move due to injuries to Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard. With both French defenders nearing fitness, loaning out Richards was the right move.

The young defender definitely had a future at Die Roten. An entire season getting regular playing time in the Bundesliga will accelerate his development. If all things go according to plan, Richards could be competing for a place in starting XI at Rekordmeister this time next year.

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Ron Thorben Hoffmann goes out on loan to Sunderland

Die Roten had too many goalkeepers in the current squad. With Christian Fruchtl staying at the club after suffering an injury in the summer, Hoffmann left Bavaria on loan to Sunderland to get regular playing time next season.

The young German goalkeeper was eager to leave the club for regular playing time this summer. Die Roten took up the option to extend his deal by a year at the end of last season. It remains to be seen whether he signed one more contract extension before joining Sunderland.

Union Berlin activate the option to sign Leon Dajaku

Leon Dajaku left Die Roten permanently on deadline day. Union Berlin activated the buy clause in his contract and sent him out on loan to Sunderland. Dajaku largely played for the reserves team during his time in Bavaria, but Hansi Flick did hand him his first-team debut during the 2019/20 campaign.

Meanwhile, former Bayern defender Jerome Boateng also sealed a move to Lyon as a free agent on the final day of the window. The German defender left Bavaria after his contract came to an end in June. Boateng was also heavily linked with Sevilla, but the Spanish club managed to keep Jules Koundes despite strong interest from Chelsea.

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In terms of arrivals for the reserves team, Die Roten couldn’t complete the signing of Justin Che. The young defender may end up arriving at the club in January. Meanwhile, SportBild confirmed that the German Champions had signed Lovro Zvonarek from Slaven Belupo, but 16-year-old Croatian talent will stay at Belupo to continue his development. Taylor Booth also ended up staying at the club despite being linked with a loan move. The German club will have to make a decision about his future as he entered the final 12 months of the current deal. It was not a busy final day like last year for Die Roten, but they did complete a couple of loan deals.