Alexander Nübel’s situation at Bayern Munich had been a big topic of discussion last month when it was revealed that his agent, Stefan Backs was pushing for a loan move away from the club due to his clients lack of playing time.
It is clear that the clause in his contract that stipulates he should play at least 10 matches at FC Bayern won’t be met this season. At this stage of the season, he’s only featured three times for Bayern’s senior squad.
Per kicker (via Az), Nübel’s agent has reignited the push for a loan move away from Bayern. At this point, there really doesn’t seem to be any other option for Manuel Neuer’s backup goalkeeper. “We continue to pursue the issue of Alex being loaned out. Alex needs regular match practice, a few appearances are not enough,” Backs explained.
More specifically Nübel and Backs would like for Bayern to agree to a two-year loan spell away from the club. AS Monaco was the first club he was linked with last month in what would potentially be a reunion with former Bayern manager Niko Kovac, who’s had an impressive tenure in the Principality so far this season.
Oliver Kahn had come out last month and affirmed that Bayern was planning for the future with Nübel still at the club and dismissed suggestions that he would be loaned out, but Nübel does still have the option of breaking his current contract at Bayern altogether, which runs through 2025. Of course, then, if he did that, he would not be able to return to Bayern. “Alexander Nübel remains our number two. We are totally convinced of this goalkeeper,” Kahn had said last month.
For Bayern, there are just a lot of moving parts to this because they want to continue to have a viable backup option for Neuer. Christian Früchtl’s loan spell at FC Nürnberg hasn’t worked at all and Ron-Thorben Hoffmann’s future at Bayern is also in question, so Bayern would need to invest in a decent caliber backup if they were to allow Nübel to leave on a two year loan spell, whether it’s to AS Monaco or somewhere else. Loris Karius’ name was mentioned as a top contender for Bayern’s backup role if Nübel were to leave, but it would be a hard sell to the Union Berlin loanee, who likely would not want to accept a backup role.