Bayern Munich Niklas Süle might be in the prime of his career, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have one eye on the future. The 25-year-old star bought a bar in his home town of Mörfelden-Walldorf with his brother Fabian.
The original plan was to open the pub December, but COVID-19 ruined those plans (like a lot of other things in 2020).
The bar, which used to be called “Peoples” holds a special place in the heart of Süle.
“My brother Fabian went to study in New York in 2013. He was there for four years. Most of the time, of course, we only talked by Face Time,” Süle “And always when he came home at Christmas time, we met at the ‘Peoples’ and talked for hours and enjoyed seeing each other again in person.”
Those meet-ups led the brothers to try and make the place their own...literally.
“With every drink there, the bar’s cult status grew for us,” Süle said. “It became our living room for five years. A dream emerged from bar conversations. At some point we said to ourselves: How cool it would be if this bar belonged to us one day?”
The brothers decided to rename the bar “Forty Five” after one of Süle’s early jersey numbers for Hoffenheim.
I mean...how cool would it be for Süle to be sliding pints down the bar to his patrons? I’m in....now if only I can get Vox to fund a me trip over there for...some very important Bavarian Football Works business.
Borussia Dortmund phenom Erling Haaland reportedly has a hamstring injury and will be miss the final few weeks of 2020:
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland is set to miss the remainder of 2020 because of a hamstring injury. Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday that the 20-year-old picked up the muscle injury, meaning he he won’t feature for Dortmund again until after the winter break.
Haaland is set to miss seven games in total, including the Bundesliga games against Eintracht Frankfurt, VfB Stuttgart, Werder Bremen and FC Union Berlin. He sat out Wednesday’s Champions League group stage 1-1 draw with Lazio, and he will also be unavailable for Dortmund’s final group game against Zenit St Petersburg.
Don’t forget to cast your vote for Lina Magull and Kathrin Hendrich in the UEFA Team of the Year fan balloting:
Stade Rennes central midfielder Eduardo Camavinga joins the Borussia Mönchengladbach duo of Florian Neuhaus and Denis Zakaria on Bayern Munich’s shadow list:
The name Eduardo Camavinga (18) of Stade Rennes is also associated with Bavaria’s shadow team. The Frenchman has a contract until 2022 and will come onto the market in summer. Salihamidzic is also following the development of Lucien Agoumé (18), whom Inter Milan has just awarded to Spezia Calcio. He has a contract with Inter until 2023 and both Frenchmen are considered alternatives.
Interestingly, Sport Bild says that Bayern Munich’s interest stems from the team not having “compensated for loss of Thiago Alcantara” with Tiago Dantas and Marc Roca.
Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder is reportedly on Bayern Munich’s shadow list, but the Bavarians will have a lot of competition for the 24-year-old. Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United are all supposedly in the hunt for the Switzerland international:
According to Daily Star, Chelsea and both Manchester giants are challenging one another after Swiss international centre-back/half-back Denis Zakaria (24). One of Borussia Monchengladbach main powerhouses, the 1996-born might be on his way out, most likely during next summer, on an about 35 million euros transfer fee.
Porto manager Sérgio Conceição had no time for Pep Guardiola questioning his tactics after the team’s battled to a 0-0 draw: