Bayern Munich's highly-rated young goalkeeper Christian Früchtl will spend the 2020/21 season on loan with Nürnberg after agreeing terms with Der Club.
Früchtl, 20, is regarded as one of the best young goalkeepers in world football and started 27 games as Bayern II won the 3. Liga title under recently appointed Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeneß, keeping five clean sheets in the process.
With perhaps the greatest goalkeeper of all time, Manuel Neuer, captaining the record champions and with the summer arrival of former Germany U21 custodian Alexander Nübel from Schalke, Früchtl has elected to gain first-team experience in Bundesliga 2.
"I'm looking forward to playing for Der Club and the new season," the 6'4" youngster explained. "My goal is to help FCN play a successful season as well as, if possible gaining a higher level of game experience and proving myself at a professional level."
Nürnberg finished 16th in Bundesliga 2 last season, only avoiding relegation to the third tier after edging Ingolstadt on away goals in their promotion/relegation play-off ties in July, but with Dieter Hecking recently installed as sporting director and Robert Klauß as coach, FCN are optimistic of being at the other end of the table next season, especially with Früchtl.
"Christian is the best and most talented German goalkeeper in his age group," affirmed Hecking. "With him we increase the quality in our goalkeeping department once again. At Der Club, he wants to take the next step in his development."