Alexander Nübel’s agent, Stefan Backs was recently interviewed Sport1’s “Meine Bayern-Woche” podcast to talk about the contract situation of his client at Bayern Munich. Nübel has been heavily linked with a move away from Bayern for the better part of the past month, as both he and Backs are not satisfied that he’s only featured three times under Hansi Flick. It’s important to remember, that when he was signed from Schalke, a clause in his contract stated that he would play at least 10 matches for Bayern, which, in retrospect, was a tall order with Manuel Neuer as the number one goalkeeper and club captain.
Backs didn’t hold back at all in his assessment of Nübel’s situation at Bayern and he made it pretty clear that the priority from their camp is to try to find at least a loan deal away from Bayern. Nübel could even break his contract with Bayern entirely if he wanted to, it’s just a matter if that would be the best option for his future. “Of course, the issue of lending is now an issue again. It’s not getting better on the bench. That’s why you have to talk,” Backs said.
Backs also confirmed that “seven, eight European top clubs” have shown interest in signing Nübel, whether that be just for a loan spell or on a permanent basis. It’s obvious that he won’t be able to play at least 10 matches before the season concludes unless Neuer suffers a serious injury problem. In hindsight, when he was completing his move from Schalke, Backs said that the 10-match clause in the Bayern contract “sounded coherent.”
“It was clear to us that Alexander could play this role for one year, which he is now playing. Even if, in my opinion, four or five games are not enough, which he did. But there cannot be a second year like this, because the subject of match practice is important to him. We are currently trying to find a solution with FC Bayern,” Backs continued.
Specifically, Backs said that right now he is trying to setup a two-year loan spell somewhere for Nübel, but nothing has been agreed upon yet. Both Bayern and the loan club would have to agree to all of the terms along with Backs and Nübel, so there are a lot of moving parts to this that get a little complicated. “I would like to plan loans for two years. But the agreements have not yet reached that point. There is still a bit of time to go before the summer. A mutual decision has to be found with Bayern. The decisive talks are still taking place,” Backs explained.