The situation surrounding Bayern Munich back-up goalkeeper Alexander Nübel appears to be getting more serious as the season draws to an end.
Sport 1 reporter Florian Plettenberg said on his “Meine Bayern Woche” podcast (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia) that Nübel does not appear to want to sit another season behind Manuel Neuer, but Neuer has shown very little sign of slowing down. Like many people thought when Nübel first made the decision to sign with Bayern Munich…why did he make this move in the first place?
At 25-year-old, Nubel is clearly in his athletic prime. As a starting-caliber goalkeeper, Nübel is simply wasting time sitting behind Neuer. While the move was savvy for Bayern Munich, you really must question what Nübel and his advisors thought would happen when he first agreed to transfer to Bayern Munich from Schalke 04:
The management of Alexander Nübel wants a final decision regarding the player's future within the next 3 weeks. Nübel is very unhappy with his situation and wants to go out on loan if things don't change [ Meine Bayern-Woche, @Plettigoal]https://t.co/QRemuK4JIH— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 16, 2021
It is clear that Nübel needs to move on – at least via loan – to continue his progression. Surely, the goalkeeper has shown enough to at least warrant being in the discussion to succeed Neuer, but there is no concrete timeline for when exactly that will happen.
If you missed our podcast preview of the Wolfsburg game, give it a listen:
Paris Saint-Germain is being linked to every major player in the world at this point and now we can Liverpool’s Mo Salah to the list:
Possibly leaving Liverpool, on a 3-digit move, after four very successful seasons in, Egyptian international winger Mohamed Salah (28) has been targeted by Paris Saint-Germain, according to TeleFoot. French giants are ready to challenge Barcelona FC, Real Madrid, and Juventus upon former Chelsea and AS Roma player, if letting Kylian Mbappé out.
Barcelona and Real Madrid have reportedly been priced out of a move for Erling Braut Haaland because of the Borussia Dortmund striker’s wage demands. The La Liga giants both held talks with the Norway international’s agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge earlier this month over a summer transfer.
However, Goal claims that Haaland’s €35m a year (£30m) salary could force Barca and Madrid to look elsewhere for a new striker.
If anyone has had a tough in the media this season, it is Chelsea’s Timo Werner, who seems to irk the English, German, and now Dutch media. Pundit Rafael Van der Vaart described Werner as a blind horse:
Now Rafael Van der Vaart (38) also shoots against Timo Werner (25). The German international is having a hard time at Chelsea: In 29 appearances in the Premier League, the striker only scored five times for the Blues. The last goal he scored against Newcastle in mid-February. In the premier class, he met three times in the group stage.
Ex-professional Van der Vaart describes Werner as a “blind horse!”
The Dutchman about the Dutch television station “Ziggo”: “If I were Thomas Tuchel, I would always choose Hakim Ziyech, simply because he is by far the best option.” Van der Vaart played for Tottenham Hotspur on the island between 2010 and 2012. He scored a total of 24 goals in the Premier League. The ex-Leipzig star is still a long way from that. Small ray of hope: Werner presented at least nine goals this season.
Borussia Dortmund wing Thorgan Hazard is drawing some interest from Leicester City:
Playing for Borussia Dortmund since 2019/20, Belgian international winger Thorgan Hazard (28) has allegedly been targeted by Leicester City. Former ‘Gladbach playmaker is currently on a deal with German giants until June 2024, and is roughly worth 30 million euros.