Nurnberg have signed the Bayern Munich youngster Sarpreet Singh on a loan deal.
The 21-year-old needs regular first-team football to develop as a player and a loan move would be ideal for him.
He can play week in week out in the Bundesliga 2 without too much pressure and then return as a better player next season. Staying on the bench at Bayern would have stagnated his development and the transfer is the best option for all parties involved.
The New Zealand youngster is rated highly at the club and Bayern will be keeping an eye on his development at the second division club this coming season.
Singh will be desperate to make his mark in the second division next season and it will be interesting to see if he can impress Flick and earn a first-team place in the future.
The attacker signed for the German champions last summer from Wellington Phoenix and he has already made his first-team debut for the Bavarian giants. He came on as a substitute in December.
Speaking to the media about his loan move, Singh claimed: “The ideas of [sporting director] Dieter Hecking and [coach] Robert Klauß immediately convinced me. I want to take the next step and do my part to make this club play a successful season. Now I’m looking forward to meeting the team and the first training session on Saturday.”
Meanwhile, Hecking heaped praise on the player as well. He said: “Sarpreet is a top talent who is at home in attacking midfield. In addition to making first professional appearances [last season], he was one of the outstanding players in the team who were crowned third division champions. We hope that Sarpreet will bring realise playful and technical potential with us.”