Alexander Nübel came to Bayern Munich last summer on a free transfer from Schalke 04. One of his terms was that he would get regular match time. Unfortunately for Nübel, Manuel Neuer is still at his peak and as Bundesliga title race is far from over, the young goalkeeper is not getting the chances sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić promised him.
Plenty of rumors surround the German goalkeeper and the latest linked him with a two-year loan move to Monaco AS. That would seem like a good move for Nübel, as he would get much-needed match practice. But, this loan deal isn’t that simple.
According to Sport Bild chief reporter Tobi Altschäffl, Bayern Munich doesn’t want to invest in a backup goalkeeper.
Beim FC Bayern ist nach wie vor offen, ob Alex Nübel verliehen wird. Der Spieler will unbedingt, Spielpraxis sammeln. Bayern möchte jedoch nicht noch einen zusätzlichen Torwart holen, würde dann mit Hoffmann/Früchtl hinter Neuer in die Saison gehen. Zu riskant?— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) March 24, 2021
At FC Bayern, it is still open whether Alex Nübel will be loaned out. The player absolutely wants to get match practice. However, Bayern does not want to get an additional goalkeeper — would [Bayern] then go with Hoffmann/Früchtl behind Neuer in the season. Too risky?
So, the future of Nübel isn’t quite clear. He needs match practice to develop, but if Bayern doesn’t want to invest in a backup goalie, is it worth the risk to go for an extensive period relying only on youth goalkeepers?