Sunday, September 27

Bayern loan Breno and Ottl to Nuremberg


BERLIN: Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg have taken Brazilian defender Breno and midfielder Andreas Ottl on loan from Bayern Munich until the end of the season.

Neither player has been able to command a regular place in the starting line-up under Dutch trainer Louis van Gaal who has also made it clear he wants to offload some of his squad.

Bayern have already loaned out unsettled Italian striker Luca Toni to Roma as he seeks to seal a place in his country’s World Cup squad.

The 20-year-old Breno was bought by Bayern for 12 million euros in January, 2008, but has never been able to establish himself and recently made it clear that he would prefer a move back to Brazil.

The 24-year-old Ottl is a product of the Bayern youth development programme but he too has seen few first team starts.

Nuremberg, who are second bottom of the first division, recently appointed Dieter Hecking as head coach in a bid to avoid the drop. — AFP