Bayern Munich plans to use Paul Wanner in first team this season

Bayern Munich plans to use Paul Wanner in the first team this season.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich plans to use Paul Wanner in the first team this season.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich has started the new campaign in the best possible manner. The defending German champions clinched DFL Supercup against RB Leipzig at the start of August. In the first three gameweeks of the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich has managed to inflict big defeats on Eintracht Frankfurt and VfL Bochum. Julian Nagelsmann’s team also delivered a solid performance to clinch victory against Wolfsburg.

Nagelsmann used a fixed starting XI for the first three games of the season before making wholesale changes against Bochum due to injury problems. The German coach will have to rotate the team consistently this season to keep fresh amidst a unique campaign where World Cup will take place in November.

All players in the current Bayern squad have a role to play this season due to the cramped scheduling of games. According to TZ, Die Roten also plans to use Paul Wanner in the first team as the season progresses. The Bavarian club has a proper plan to build up Wanner’s fitness to make sure that he can contribute to the first team.

As per this report from TZ, Wanner is expected to play for the reserves team in the coming weeks before becoming a serious alternative for the team in September. The Bavarian club is focussing on building up his fitness to make sure he is ready for the physicality and tempo of the Bundesliga.

Wanner is tipped to become an integral member of the first team at Bayern in the future. The coaching staff and club hierarchy rate him highly and consider him a potential successor for Thomas Muller.

The teenager can operate in midfield and attacking midfield positions. He has been tried in the left wing-back role during training by Nagelsmann, which can help him to provide cover for Alphonso Davies. Wanner made his first team debut under Nagelsmann earlier this year. The Bavarian club also secured his long-term future after his debut for the first team.

Earlier this summer, one German media outlet suggested that Wanner could go out on loan. However, there are currently no active negotiations for a loan deal. Die Roten is focussing on developing him in Munich instead of sending him out on loan to get playing time.

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The success stories of Jamal Musiala and Alphonso Davies in the first team will give Paul Wanner enough encouragement to stay in Bavaria and wait for his opportunities. The youngster will also get a chance to work more closely with Nagelsmann during the month-long break later this year due to World Cup. It wouldn’t be a big surprise if Wanner ends up making 10-15 appearances for Die Roten from start or bench this season.