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Schalke 04’s Alexander Nübel seems set to make a decision on his future this winter

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Schalke 04 goalkeeper Alexander Nübel has drawn the interest of Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig and could make a decision on his future as soon as the upcoming winter transfer window.

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Schalke 04 goalkeeper Alexander Nübel will reportedly not make any decisions about his future before the upcoming winter break. Nübel’s agent Stefan Backs went on the “Fever Pit’ch” podcast (as captured by tz) and gave an idea of exactly where his client is at, given all of the noise about a potential move to Bayern Munich or even RB Leipzig.

Essentially, Backs says that Nübel will abide by his current deal and won’t talk to any any other teams until the winter transfer window opens. However, Nübel will listen to other offers at that time and not necessarily tie himself to a future with Die Königsblauen:

According to the bylaws, he will only be allowed to talk to other clubs from January onwards. Alex behaves completely in accordance with the contract. Before he binds himself to Schalke, he must first have the chance to listen to other things in concrete terms.

Before Schalke 04 gets too comfortable, it should be noted that Backs double-back a bit and said that he does pass on news regarding which teams have made inquiries. Backs, though, will not discuss any contractual details:

I pass what the clubs say on to Alex, but there can’t be any contract terms and conditions.

Ultimately, Nübel’s decision will come down to personal and professional preferences according to Backs. Nübel will consider his club career and international hopes when he decides where to spend the next stage of his career.

Nübel’s contract expires in June and Schalke 04 seems intent on at least fighting to keep the 22-year-old.