Michaël Cuisance looks forward to a new start under Nagelsmann, but Bayern Munich want to cash

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Bayern Munich surprised everyone in the 2019 summer window when they signed Michaël Cuisance from Gladbach at the age of 19 for a reported fee of around € 8million. Considered one of the best talents in the Gladbach academy, it looked like the Bavarians had once again pulled off a masterstroke. Fast forward 2 years, and it looks like the player hasn’t done much to justify this statement.

In his first season at Bayern, Cuisance scored one goal and one assist in 9 Bundesliga games, which is not very good, but that may be due to his role as a late substitute and his position, which was mainly in the central midfield. He was then loaned out to Olympique Marseille for the 2020/21 season, hoping he would develop better there with regular first-team action, but unfortunately that did not happen. In 23 appearances (again, mostly as a substitute), the Frenchman has scored 2 goals and an assist.

Cuisance during the match against Montpellier.
Photo by Ema Espinosa / Olympique de Marseille via Getty Images

Soon reports of attitude issues emerged criticizing his mentality and work ethic. He left Marseille on a bitter note and is currently returning to Säbener Strasse, under the guidance of new coach Nagelsmann. According to SPOX, the club are keen to take advantage of the 21-year-old, but there has been no discussion with other clubs so far. The player is expected to be involved in the entire pre-season preparation, after which Nagelsmann will make a decision about his future.

Cuisance is a very talented youngster. He attracted several fans for his ability to get out of tight spaces with a few gentle steps, which earned him the nickname “Stepover King” (site manager Chuck being one of those fans). However, if he is indeed struggling with mentality issues, a boost of confidence and some support might be what he needs. Whether he can turn things around and become a full member of Bayern’s midfielder rotation, made up of world batsmen like Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, is the million dollar question.

Will the real slim shady stand up? Will he free himself from the chains and rise high?

Hopefully, because otherwise it’s gonna be a quick sale I’m afraid.


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