Bayern Munich youngster closing on loan move to VfB Stuttgart

Bayern Munich youngster Frans Krätzig is reportedly close to completing a season long loan move to VfB Stuttgart.
Bayern Munich youngster Frans Krätzig closing on a loan move to VfB Stuttgart.
Bayern Munich youngster Frans Krätzig closing on a loan move to VfB Stuttgart. / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

With pre-season set to begin in July, Bayern Munich are looking to sort out the futures of young players in the squad. They want to find the ideal loan moves for youngsters who will not be part of first-team plans for next season. Frans Krätzig is one of the young players at Bayern who will be going out on loan for next season.

According to Sky Sports in Germany, Krätzig is closing on a loan move to VfB Stuttgart. The negotiations between the two clubs are moving in the right direction. Stuttgart are hoping to secure a buy option in the deal. Krätzig is planned as a backup for Maximilian Mittelstädt at Stuttgart.

The 21-year-old left-back impressed for Bayern during the last pre-season tour. He scored a sensational goal against Liverpool in the pre-season friendly. Thomas Tuchel kept Krätzig around the first team, but he couldn’t give the youngster meaningful game time during the first half of the season.

Krätzig joined Austria Vienna on loan in January. He had a productive loan spell in Austria, making 17 appearances during the second half of the season. The youngster also chipped in with one goal and three assists for Austria Vienna. (Stats courtesy: Transfermarkt)

With the left-back position adequately filled in the first team, a season-long loan deal is ideal for Krätzig. The youngster will get to play in the Bundesliga and get used to the rigors of the league. Stuttgart gave an ample amount of game time to Alexander Nubel last season. They may not give a starting role to Krätzig, but he will get a considerable amount of game time than he would get by staying in Munich.

Moreover, Krätzig will also get a chance to play in the Champions League. Stuttgart booked a place in next season’s Champions League by finishing second in the Bundesliga. It will be a successful loan spell for Krätzig if he manages more than 20 appearances across all competitions.

Krätzig’s contract at Bayern expires in 2027. The Bavarian club will be in no rush to agree an option to buy in the loan deal with Stuttgart. They should try to secure a buy-back clause in the agreement if Stuttgart continues to look for an option to buy.


Bayern are also looking to sort out a loan deal for Paul Wanner. The young attacking midfielder had a productive spell in the 2.Bundesliga last season. PSV Eindhoven and several Bundesliga clubs are showing concrete in Wanner. Bayern want him to gain more experience at the top level before joining the senior squad in 2025.