Serge Gnabry is back in the spotlight after his superlative performance in Hoffenheim’s defeat of RB Leipzig last week(4-0). He scored two goals, and one of the goals was from 44 meters.
Gnabry has everything to be thankful for. After recovering from numerous injuries that were on the verge of blighting his career, he has found playing for Hoffenheim a relief.
However, the 22-year-old German-Ivorian is on loan to Hoffenheim from Bayern Munich until the end of 2017/2018 season. And according to an article in Sport 1, Gnabry does not relish going back to Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
Because he knows what it feels like to be a permanent reserve player or second option. He had such experiences with Arsenal and West Brom years ago until he came to Werder Bremen last season.
Also, it was the reason why Gnabry did not want to come to Bayern from Bremen in the first place! But in his last contract with Bremen last season, Bayern had an option to purchase agreement with Bremen in the neighbourhood of eight million Euro.In return, Bayern Munich helped to secure that Gnabry left Arsenal in 2016 to Bremen despite higher offers from other Bundesliga clubs like Schalke, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Leverkusen or Hertha Berlin after his stark performance at the Rio Olympics.
Gnabry prefers to play for Hoffenheim. After Bayern activated the clause, and he became a Bayern player, in frustration, he went to Bayern Boss, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to ask for a loan move to Hoffenheim. At the time, Rummenigge said,”It was Serge’s wish to be loaned for another year so he could get more match practice.”
It is alleged that Gnabry has the same argument for him to continue his loan until 2019 season. Officials in Hoffenheim seem to tag along with his reasoning.Hoffenheim’s sports boss, Alexander Rosen, said, “I have great hope that he will stay another year.” And Coach Julian Nagelsmann thinks in the same direction:” He is far from where he has to be if he wants to play at the club he belongs to.”
Bayern fans would love to see Gnabry and Kingsley Coman replace aging wingers like Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. It could be a mirage if Gnabry has his way.