Cuisance to Bayern: Great talent, big claims - sports
- The transfer of Michael Cuisance from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Bayern is now official.
- Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says the central midfielder is "a great talent with great potential".
- In Gladbach had Cuisance, 20, played little - according to manager Max Eberl, he wanted "virtually a regular place guarantee."
On the day of honor, the mobile phone of a birthday child usually rings more frequently than on normal days. That should not be any different with a soccer professional like Michael Cusiance. Borussia Mönchengladbach's midfielder celebrated his twentieth birthday this Friday, and in the late evening the phone ringing rate was likely to rise sharply. There was another reason to congratulate. About an hour before the birthday deadline at 0 o'clock, announced Bavaria's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic that Cuisance will change to Munich. Although there are still details to clarify, but: "This is a player of Bayern." At noon the next day everything was done, the contract signed, the medical check completed.
It is a personality that generally goes down a bit over the murmurs of the transfer of Philippe Coutinho. And this change is exciting. Salihamidzic was raving about Cuisance's abilities on Friday. The central midfielder is "a great talent that has great potential." Munich sporting director praised the "giant strength" in the ball possession game, the young Frenchman also have "mentality, excellent technology and an excellent left foot". What Cuisance also has are high standards, if you like Gladbach's sporting director Max Eberl. At an event of Rheinische Post Eberl provided insights into the exchange with Cuisance's advisor this week. "We've been talking to the player and his management for many weeks, and it's surprising to me," said Eberl, "that the dissatisfaction is so great in a 19-year-old that he wants to have a regular place guarantee with us no player has. "
Cuisance's displeasure stems from last season, when he came under the then coach Dieter Hecking just in eleven league games used. Once he only played for over 90 minutes. His time in Gladbach after his change from the U19 of AS Nancy had begun promisingly. In his first year in professional football, he came to 27 missions. It is a pleasure for me, but also for my family and my advisor, "Cuisance said after his early contract extension in the summer of 2018. However, the development did not continue as desired, which made him and his advisor then rather unhappy. Meaningful impressions on the current level of performance of the Frenchman could collect the Bayern, the Cuisance "for a very long time" (Salihamidzic), after all, at the U20 World Cup in Poland. There, the left foot in late May played in all four games of the French from the beginning, put on a goal and shot two himself.
Sanches complains about a short working time
The statement by Eberl on the claim thinking of Cuisance nevertheless raises the question of how he joins FC Bayern. It should not be easier for him there. In Niko Kovac's midfield, Coutinho, Thiago, Leon Goretzka, Javi Martinez, Corentin Tolisso, Thomas Mueller and Renato Sanches are fighting for three positions. "He is a player who will develop here and we will have a lot of fun in the future," said Salihamidzic. The statements of the sporting director suggest that Cuisance - unlike Coutinho - does not have to help immediately. Nevertheless, Kovac will have to have a close look at the mood in the squad. He already has a dissatisfied player there with the Portuguese Sanches.
In the Bundesliga prelude against Hertha BSC (2: 2) the 21-year-old had come on in the 85th minute for Thomas Müller. Five minutes are not enough, Sanches said after the game. "This is not a good situation for me, it's the second time I want to join another club, but they will not let me go," quotes Sport1 the Portuguese. For the maximum frustration so early in the season, the CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge brought little understanding: "It is not appropriate that you run away after the first or second game same furious here." Sanches will get his chance, "we are all convinced of him". Kovac said to the Portuguese in a conversation "more or less guaranteed that he will have much more mission times than in the past." It remains to be seen if the promise will last even after Cuisance's move.