Schalke 04 have apparently just signed a brand new keeper for the upcoming season. Markus Schubert the first choice goalie for Dynamo Dresden made a name for himself in the 2.Bundesliga; so much so that Arsenal were presumably hot on his trail.
So what could make the 21-year-old go to a club where his path is seemingly blocked by a 22-year-old wünderkeeper like Alexander Nübel? The simple answer is his path may not be blocked for long.
Fix: Nach @SPORT1-Infos hat Markus Schubert bei @s04 unterschr. Präsi soll morgen erfolgen. Auch BILD-Kollegen berichteten. 4 Jahre inkl. Ausstiegsklausel. Gehalt deutlich über 1 Mio. Brisant: Soll die Nummer 1 werden. Spätestens 2020. Grund: Nübel-Abgang immer wahrscheinlicher.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 4, 2019
Fix: According to @SPORT1-Info Markus Schubert has signed @s04 with the presentation occurring tomorrow. BILD colleagues have also reported this. 4 years incl. exit clause. Salary well over 1 million. Explosive: (Schubert) to become number 1. Reason: Nübel exit more and more likely.
There is nothing to suggest an impending announcement of a Nubel-to-Bayern Munich transfer, but the writing is on the wall with this recent announcement. Schubert had 31 starts last season as a 20-year-old in the second highest league in the land. It’s hard to fathom that he would leave that to be a backup at Schalke.
Schubert reportedly had a deal in place to join Arsenal, but wasn’t fond of the idea of competing with Bernd Leno for first-team minutes. You can see where this is going. Once again, it’s no sure thing that Nubel is coming to Bayern, but keep your news alerts on.