Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg addressed Bayern Munich’s reserve goalkeeping situation on his “Meine Bayern Woche” podcast (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia) and said Bayern Munich II’s Ron-Thorben Hoffmann will likely see his contract extended, but only so the club can sell him.
Hoffmann’s current deal ends in June, but it looks like Bayern Munich will exercise an option in the 22-year-old’s contract for the sole purpose of selling him otherwise the club could risk losing Hoffmann for free. Per Plettenberg, several clubs within the Bundesliga and abroad are interested in Hoffmann:
Ron-Thorben Hoffmann's contract expires this summer, however Bayern have an option to extend it by one year. The club is likely to renew with Hoffmann then sell him. Bundesliga & foreign clubs are interested and the goalkeeper would like to leave [Meine Bayern-Woche, @Plettigoal] pic.twitter.com/cU7q5S7IJn— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 9, 2021
Hoffmann has been one of the bright spots for Bayern Munich II this season and has shown great promise as a prospect. The situation in Munich, however, does not offer anywhere near a clear pathway to first-team playing time for Hoffmann.
With Manuel Neuer and Alexander Nübel immediately ahead of Hoffmann on the club’s depth chart, the Rostock native is already facing two major roadblocks. When Christian Früchtl returns from his loan at FC Nürnberg, there will be yet another goalkeeper in the fray.