Kimmich once described him as a "beast": Bayern talent in the loan dead end - surprising return?
Created: 08/12/2022, 12:52 p.m
By: Marius Epp
The highlight of Bright Arrey-Mbi's career so far: the appearance in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid.
© Bernat Armangue/dpa
Bright Arrey-Mbi was supposed to gain match practice at 1. FC Köln - but this plan didn't work out.
What's next for Bayern's talent?
Cologne/Munich - It is not uncommon for FC Bayern to "park" its top talents with smaller clubs so that they can develop there.
However, the success of this measure is not guaranteed.
The loan station did not bring the desired success for the 19-year-old Bright Arrey-Mbi.
The central defender was loaned to 1. FC Köln for two years last winter.
There he should get a taste of Bundesliga air and return as an adult player.
But he didn't get a chance with "Effzeh" in the first year.
Even in the second year under coach Steffen Baumgart, things don't look any better - which is why the loan station should be ended early, as reported by
Where to go with Arrey-Mbi?
FC Bayern is looking for a new loan station
The German with English roots is expected to leave Cologne this summer.
However, there is likely to be less room for him at Bayern, so there will probably be another loan.
According to information from
, clubs from the 2nd Bundesliga, but also from England, France and Belgium are interested.
Arrey-Mbi still has a contract with FC Bayern until 2025. He is still considered a great talent. Joshua Kimmich was enthusiastic about the young powerhouse at the Qatar training camp two years ago: "He's already a beast, he surprised me." David Alaba also enthused: "With his athleticism and game intelligence, he is far ahead of the rest.
I see a lot of potential in him.”
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In Cologne he could not convince coach Baumgart of this potential.
His next station could be groundbreaking for his young career.
The loan was more successful for another Bayern talent: Joshua Zirkzee impressed at RSC Anderlecht and is currently back in the FC Bayern squad.
But there is probably no future for him on Säbener Straße either - he is about to make a change, a Bundesliga club is interested.