With the change of Derrick Köhn, a change in the defense of Bayern 2 is already certain. Other candidates could follow. The U23 defensive check.
- With Derrick Köhn , the departure of a defensive regular at FC Bayern München 2 is already certain.
- Chris Richards is also hotly courted from England and Spain .
- In the second part of the youth series by suburban soccer / FuPa Oberbayern, we highlight various options on the defender position at the record champions' U23.
Who stays, who goes? At FC Bayern U23 , this question arises after every season. For example, Franck Evina ( KFC Uerdingen ) or Adrian Fein ( Hamburger SV ) are currently on loan to higher leagues. In a five-part series we will give a possible outlook on the individual team parts in the coming days and analyze in which positions the team can use reinforcements for the upcoming tasks in the 3rd division .
After we have dedicated ourselves to the goalkeepers in the first part, the defenders are now in the second part. Derrick Köhn's change will bring changes. A departure or loan from Lars Lukas Mai or Chris Richards is also up for debate.
FC Bayern 2: Derrick Köhn changes to the Eredivisie
With Derrick Köhn an important player leaves the club. The 21-year-old will move to Eredivisie to Willem II Tilburg at the end of the current season. There he signed a contract with goalscorer Otschi Wriedt until 2023 .
Angelo Mayer is also not unlikely to leave. The full-back plays no role in the Bayern reserve this season. He was already outside last season. Mayer is also "too old" for the second team. He would take one of the three places for players who are 23 or older. Leaving is very likely.
Before the season Josip Stanisic came from his own U19 to the second team of the record champions. The 20-year-old has appeared in Bayern's dress nine times this season. The talent is currently suffering from a knee injury . It is uncertain when he will return. Only then will it be seen whether he can play in the Bayern team in the long term. A change in summer is unlikely. FC Bayern might be involved in a sensible loan deal if there are requests for the former junior international. His contract runs until 2021.
FC Bayern 2: Lars Lukas Mai could be borrowed
The situation is similar to that of Lars Lukas Mai. The contract of the central defender was extended prematurely in 2019 until 2022 . In the 2017/2018 season, ex-Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes already used him in the first team . Since then, Mai has been waiting in vain for more minutes of use by the professionals.
Although several first-team defenders were injured this season, May was left out. The star ensemble apparently has no (yet) room for the reserve leader. There were requests for a loan from the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga last year. He is considered one of the Upper Bavarian top talents of the 3rd league . In addition, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic titled Mai when he renewed his contract as "one of our greatest talents".
Chris Richards is hotly courted from Italy and Spain
Another great talent from Munich is Chris Richards. There are currently a lot of rumors surrounding the American . The two London giants Chelsea and Arsenal are said to be trying to sign a contract. FC Barcelona and FC Valencia are also said to be interested in the 20-year-old. Richards, who only switched to Bayern before the season, has a long-term contract with the Munich team until 2023 . He is a regular in the Bayern reserve and belongs to the extended squad of the first team. Should Mai leave the club, it is difficult to imagine that the Munich team will let the talent go.
Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi (17) pushes up
Flavius Daniliuc, 18, is two years younger than Richards. The defender collected his first minutes at the U23 earlier this season. Depending on who leaves the club, campus residents can hope for more assignments. At the U19 he is the undisputed regular player . His contract expires in the summer, however, after strong performances in the U19, the Austrian could extend.
Starting next season, Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi could move into the U23. The defender recently turned 17, before that it was not possible to play in the 3rd division . Hansi Flick took him to the professional training camp in Qatar in winter. Stars Joshua Kimmich and David Alaba praise the teenager. So it only seems to be a matter of time before he makes the jump to adults.
Kilian plunge hatch with a lot of bad luck
Kilian Senkbeil came to Munich from RB Leipzig for the 2018/2019 season. In his first season at Bayern, Senkbeil was used rather sporadically. In this season, he is slowed down by injuries . In the first half of the year he contracted a meniscal tear and missed seven games. Before the Corona break, the 20-year-old was missing again due to knee problems .
Senkbeil still has a valid contract until 2021. The coming season could be a fateful year for the defender if he continues to struggle with injuries.
Mert Yilmaz fights back for his regular place
Mert Yilmaz also came to the Isar from RB Leipzig for the 2018/2019 season. The Turkish international was able to draw attention especially in the last games before the Corona break . After struggling with a ligament injury at the beginning of the season, the 21-year-old really blossomed after the winter break. The defender regained his place from last season and is likely to remain in the Bayern reserve. His contract runs until 2021.
Leader Nicolas Feldhahn's contract ends in the summer. The 33-year-old is a captain and has been a decisive factor with his routine in the past five years. The cooperation has not yet been expanded. Before the break, he had minor ailments and mostly came from the bank. The oldie in the team probably has it in his own hands whether he will be hanging on for a year or two. It is difficult to imagine that he would look for a new club again.
Our defender forecast:
Angelo Mayer changes because he plays no role with the Bayern amateurs and is now 23 years old.
Josip Stanisic stays and fights for a regular place.
Lars Lukas Mai is loaned to get playing time in a higher division.
Chris Richards will be one of the pillars on the FCB defensive and can hope for assignments with the professionals.
Flavius Daniliuc extends his contract with the Munich.
Bright Akow Arrey-Mbi is an up-and-coming talent from the record champions' U19s and will play for the Munich team next season.
Kilian Senkbeil enters the last contract year with the Munich team and attacks again.
Mert Yilmaz retains his regular place and will also appear in the record champions' jersey next year.
With his experience, Nicolas Feldhahn will continue to develop the young players next season and get a new contract.
The third part of the U23 midfield follows on Monday , April 6th . There, some players like Sarpreet Singh or Angelo Stiller came into focus. In the first part, we took a closer look at the aggravated goalkeeper situation by changing Alexander Nübel.
Text: Florentin Reif