PSV Eindhoven want to trigger option to buy for Bayern Munich forward

PSV Eindhoven have confirmed desire to seal the permanent move for Bayern Munich forward after an impressive spell.
PSV Eindhoven plan to trigger option to buy for Bayern Munich forward.
PSV Eindhoven plan to trigger option to buy for Bayern Munich forward. / ANP/GettyImages

Bayern Munich have been rewarded for the majority of the loan deals they concluded in the last summer transfer window. The Bavarian club had several young players who went out on loan to get consistent game time at the senior level. Malik Tillman has been one of the success stories for Bayern’s loan deals from the last summer transfer window.

The US international has 19 goals and assists for PSV Eindhoven in Eredivisie this season. Bayern decided to send him out on loan to Eredivisie after a productive loan spell with Rangers during the 2022/23 season. (Stats courtesy: Whoscored)

PSV Eindhoven had inserted an option to buy in the deal for Tillman. Bayern are resigned to the fact that Tillman may have to play elsewhere to get consistent playing time. With the squad overhaul on the agenda in the summer, Bayern will be wise to allow Tillman to leave the club.

The Dutch club is also eager to keep Tillman beyond this season. While talking to ESPN, Marcel Brands, PSV’s General Manager, confirmed the club’s desire to activate the buy option in the deal for Tillman. It will be a big surprise if Tillman arrives in Munich for the pre-season.

"We have an option to buy him from Bayern Munich and the intention is that we will do so."

Marcel Brands, PSV's General Manager

PSV had paid a loan fee of €1 million to Bayern for Tillman at the start of last season. The Dutch club also negotiated a fixed fee of €12-14 million if they decide to sign him permanently in 2025. A permanent move to PSV Eindhoven will be an ideal transfer for Tillman since he needs to play regularly at this stage of his career.

Tillman will find it difficult to get meaningful game time at Die Roten as there are several forwards ahead of him at Die Roten. He looks settled at PSV Eindhoven, so it makes no sense to return to Munich in the summer.

From Die Roten’s perspective, they will get a solid fee for a fringe player. Since they are planning squad upheaval in the summer, raising funds from departures is crucial. The Bavarian club should ideally insert a buy-back or first-refusal clause in the deal for Tillman.

Apart from Tillman, Alexander Nubel and Paul Wanner are also enjoying productive loan spells this season. Nubel has already signed a contract extension until 2029. He will spend the next two seasons at Stuttgart. Die Roten are planning another loan spell for Wanner before he starts pushing for the starting XI. Bayern will look to emulate the loan business from last summer when the transfer window opens in June.