Bryan Zaragoza rules out summer exit from Bayern Munich

Despite a rough start at Bayern Munich, Bryan Zaragoza has no plans to look for a loan or permanent exit in the summer transfer window.
Bryan Zaragoza rules out summer exit from Bayern Munich.
Bryan Zaragoza rules out summer exit from Bayern Munich. / Mika Volkmann/GettyImages

Bayern Munich had no plans to strengthen the attack in the winter. However, a serious knee injury for Kingsley Coman at the end of January forced Bayern to bring forward the signing of Bryan Zaragoza. The Spaniard was expected to join Rekordmeister in the summer.

The Bavarian club had agreed a fee with Granada for Zaragoza in December. They ended up paying a bigger fee to complete the move in January. The move to Munich has not gone as planned for Zaragoza until now. He was an unused substitute for Bayern in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Champions League.

Zaragoza is yet to start a game for Bayern since joining the club in January. He also missed a few games due to illness, making it difficult for him to hit the ground running. The Spaniard has made three Bundesliga appearances for Die Roten, accumulating game time of just 50 minutes. (Stats courtesy: Whoscored)

Zaragoza's difficult start to life in Bavaria has led to speculation about his future. He was recently linked with a loan move back to La Liga. However, Zaragoza has quickly squashed rumours linking him with a transfer away from Bayern. While talking to AS this week, Zaragoza insisted that he will be staying in Munich next season.

""No, no, no. I see myself next season at Bayern, that's why I signed for five and a half years. Next year I want to play for Bayern.""

Bryan Zaragoza

Zaragoza also revealed that his integration into the team is improving after a difficult start to life in Bavaria. The Spaniard is honored to play for Bayern. He is working hard to acclimatize to the new league and country.

With the Bundesliga title out of reach for Bayern, Zaragoza will hope to get adequate game time during the last six league games. Serge Gnabry suffered an injury against Arsenal on Tuesday, so there is room for Zaragoza to get consistent playing time during the last phase of the season. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he gets his first start against FC Koln this weekend.

Bayern are planning several changes in the squad during the summer transfer window. The futures of Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman are uncertain. Zaragoza is likely to be part of the rejuvenated squad for next season. He should use the next six weeks as preparation for the next campaign.


Along with Zaragoza, Sacha Boey has also endured a difficult start to life at Bayern. Since joining Die Roten in January, the French right-back has suffered two serious injuries. Boey is unlikely to play in April, but he has started running on the pitch at Sabner Strasse this week.