Per a report from Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich is already starting its preliminary work on putting together a contingency plan for a potential exit by Alexander Nübel.
Nübel, the highly-touted young goalkeeper who transferred to Bayern Munich from Schalke 04 last summer, has barely played behind Manuel Neuer and is allegedly growing impatient. On Wednesday, Nübel was linked to a potential loan assignment with AS Monaco. Surely, that will not be the last rumor surrounding the 24-year-old.
One potential option that Bayern Munich is allegedly looking at to back-up Neuer could be Arminia Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega:
Bayern could be keeping an eye on Arminia Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega (28) as a potential new number two if Alexander Nübel goes out on loan. Ortega's contract in Bielefeld expires in 2022 [@Plettigoal, @SPORT1] pic.twitter.com/ul0mOvXJAV— Sextuple winners (@iMiaSanMia) March 4, 2021
Plettenberg re-tweeted the information that was captured by @iMiaSanMia, which also captured this interesting quote from Plettenberg’s conversation with Ortega regarding what he would have done if in Nübel’s shoes last summer: “I would have stayed at Schalke in his place. He was captain and would have had the chance to play there. Nevertheless, you can’t blame him for this decision, because Bayern is the biggest club in Germany.”
Ortega insisted that match play is of the utmost importance to him, but also acknowledged that “FC Bayern has a different magnitude. You experience things over there that you normally do not experience elsewhere.”