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Report: Alexander Nübel wants 12 to 18 games at Bayern Munich next season

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Could Alexander Nübel leave Bayern Munich on loan?

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There is no question that Bayern Munich’s Alexander Nübel is one of the top, young goalkeepers in world.

With great physical tools and awareness, Nübel seems like as a good a candidate as any to eventually take over for Manuel Neuer in Bavaria. The issue, it seems, is that Neuer has shown no signs of slowing down and his 24-year-old protégé is in need of more time on the pitch.

Per Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, Nübel wants 12 to 18 games next season — a number which is likely more than Neuer or new boss Julian Nagelsmann would be comfortable with:

There have been several loan destinations already mentioned for Nübel with AS Monaco being the most persistent of the bunch.

A move for Nübel would probably be in the best interest of all parties at this stage. Barring any shocking developments, Neuer seems to have a handful of good seasons left, which could be a major roadblock for Nübel’s immediate career aspirations.