In recent years we have heard of quite a few transfer failures. Sometimes the request for a change came seconds too late, sometimes the fax machine went on strike. The transfer deadline was always a source of stumbling blocks. It was different with Sarpreet Singh. The 23-year-old was actually loaned out to Regensburg by Bayern in mid-July. Actually...
Sarpreet Singh has had a very unfortunate few months. In the summer, the 23-year-old New Zealander was supposed to switch to Bundesliga returnees Werder Bremen. Everyone involved was already in agreement before Werder stopped the transfer because of a pubic infection in the offensive player. Werder said at the time they were convinced of Singh from a sporting point of view, but due to the protracted injury they had to back down from a deal.
A little later, Jahn Regensburg struck. The second division club had loaned Singh out last year. The 23-year-old showed strong performances at SSV and was directly involved in 15 goals in 27 competitive games (six goals, nine assists). A reason why Regensburg were again interested in a Singh loan despite the injury.
But when the New Zealander is expected to be fit again in early November, he will not be allowed to play for his new, old loan club. The club went through a transfer glitch. Due to a formal error, Singh will not be eligible to play until early 2023.
The second division team has now officially confirmed this: "As a result of a late notification of the loan transfer from Sarpreet Singh to SSV Jahn to the German Football League (DFL for short), no right to play for the first half of the 2022/23 season could be granted to date. In the coming This step can be made up for after the winter transfer window and the associated registration period, so that an application for the right to play can be submitted from this point in time."
Coach Mersad Selimbegovic added to the club's official statement: "Of course, that was a heavy blow for us too, which we first had to cope with together with Sarpreet. But we are now looking ahead and will make the best of the situation in close cooperation with Sarpreet make."
In any case, the first half of 22/23 is a total mess for Singh. The 23-year-old moved from his home country to FC Bayern's second team in 2019 and is under contract with the record champions until 2024. He has played 38 competitive games for Bayern II so far, making two appearances for the first team.
In Regensburg, a few days before the official statement, sports director Roger Stilz had amicably parted ways after only ten months. The 45-year-old asked for his engagement to end for personal reasons. Rumor has it that Singh's breakdown also played a role in the breakup.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Regensburg undergoes transfer breakdown at Singh: Bayern loan only eligible to play in 2023.