In the summer of 2019 he came to FC Bayern with a lot of praise and high expectations, three years later Jann-Fiete Arp’s unlucky path ended with the Munich team. The move to Holstein Kiel, where the 22-year-old was on loan last season, has now been fixed. Now FCB sports director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic has commented on the Arp-Aus.
Jann-Fiete Arp is now officially one of the storks. FC Bayern and Holstein Kiel confirmed the move to Schleswig-Holstein on Friday. The striker has signed a contract with the North Germans until 2025. The attacker should now take off where the 22-year-old played 26 games in the 2nd Bundesliga in the DFB Cup last season (three goals, two assists). He hadn’t managed to do that in Munich before.
“Fiete Arp came to FC Bayern as one of the greatest German offensive talents. He made his first Bundesliga appearances for Hamburger SV and played a very good U17 World Cup for Germany,” Hasan Salihamidzic looked back and added: “Sometimes fulfilling unfortunately not expectations.”
Arp and FC Bayern are convinced of the separation
The German record champions “discussed our options in detail” with Arp, the sporting director continued, “and in the end we were both convinced that it would be best if Fiete embarked on a new path.”
In Kiel, everyone is looking forward to the 22-year-old center forward, who was born in nearby Bad Segeberg. He “settled in very well with us last season. He faced the challenges of the team and the league professionally and indicated his potential,” said Uwe Stöver, sports director of KSV, praising the new/old man for the top . “We are convinced that he will bring us a lot of joy here and will continue to grow in his development.”
Arp himself said that the decision for Holstein was not difficult for him. “The talks with those responsible in the club and with the coaching staff have encouraged me that this step is the right one at this point,” the attacker is quoted as saying on the club’s website. “I’m very grateful that everyone made this possible and I’m looking forward to a really great season.”