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Who is Germany’s best player at the moment? Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer or Joshua Kimmich? Manchester City’s İlkay Gündoğan? Someone else?

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An off-hand comment sparked the need to get your opinion! Go figure.

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger recently said that he thinks Manchester City’s İlkay Gündoğan is currently Germany’s best player. That would seem to exclude quite a few Bayern Munich candidates — Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller among others.

When asked at a recent press conference if Rüdiger’s assessment was correct, Gündoğan kind of laughed off the question and said it was not a good idea to argue with Rüdiger:

The question, however, is sort of interesting. If you look at Germany’s international roster and then factor in a few players who are not currently in the national team mix, you could make a case that Gündoğan is absolutely among the top players, but is he the best that Germany can currently offer?

That is where it gets murky...unless, of course, you are Rüdiger, who seems to already have his mind made up on the situation.

Let’s take a quick poll to see where the Bavarian Football Works community comes out on this issue:

Poll

Who is currently Germany’s best player (does not have to be on the national team)?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Manuel Neuer
    (107 votes)
  • 17%
    Thomas Müller
    (191 votes)
  • 7%
    İlkay Gündoğan
    (75 votes)
  • 53%
    Joshua Kimmich
    (577 votes)
  • 2%
    Toni Kroos
    (25 votes)
  • 3%
    Leon Goretzka
    (40 votes)
  • 1%
    Serge Gnabry
    (21 votes)
  • 1%
    Leroy Sane
    (20 votes)
  • 0%
    Mats Hummels
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Marco Reus
    (11 votes)
1071 votes total Vote Now