Sarpreet Singh has joined Nürnberg on loan from Bayern Munich - © imago images / Eibner
Sarpreet Singh has joined Nürnberg on loan from Bayern Munich - © imago images / Eibner

Sarpreet Singh joins Nürnberg on loan from Bayern Munich


New Zealand youngster Sarpreet Singh has signed for Bundesliga 2 side Nürnberg on a season-long loan deal from Bayern Munich.

Singh joined Bayern from Wellington Phoenix last summer on a three-year contract and became the first New Zealander to feature in the Bundesliga since Werder Bremen's Wynton Rufer in 1995 when he replaced Philippe Coutinho in Bayern's 6-1 thrashing of Die Grün-Weißen in December.

The 21-year-old is held in high regard at Bayern, but with first-team opportunities at a premium with the record champions - Singh was restricted to 72 top-flight minutes last term - he has decided to further hone his craft with Der Club.

"The ideas of [sporting director] Dieter Hecking and [coach] Robert Klauß immediately convinced me," Singh said. "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."

"Sapreet is a top talent who is at home in attacking midfield," explained Hecking. "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 Sapreet will bring realise playful and technical potential with us."

Singh, who had a direct hand in 13 goals as Bayern II won the 3. Liga title under new Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeneß last season, could make his Nürnberg debut as soon as Saturday 15 August, with Klauß's side set to face Augsburg in a friendly.

Singh is the second Bayern player to move to Nürnberg, hot on the heels of Germany U20 goalkeeper Christian Früchtl.