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Alexander Nübel’s career caught in a tug of war at Bayern Munich

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Should Bayern Munich loan out Alexander Nübel?

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

According to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich back-up goalkeeper Alexander Nübel is being pulled in two different directions for next season:

  1. What he thinks is best for his career
  2. What the club wants

Per the report, Nübel is intent on leaving via loan, but the Bayern Munich front office would like him to stay to avoid having to buy another back-up goalkeeper:

The report went even deeper, however, and dove into some of the behind the scenes action surrounding Nübel from this past season and some current events as well:

  • Manuel Neuer respects Nübel and his ability, but was “annoyed” with the constant debate surrounding Nübel.
  • Neuer is still not willing to sit out, so the 24-year-old can get more game time. Even against SC Freiburg, Neuer did not want to miss the match.
  • Manager Julian Nagelsmann does not trust Ron-Thorben Hoffmann and Christian Früchtl to play a major role should Neuer get hurt. The new boss wants a dependable back-up.
  • Nagelsmann’s plan would be to loan Nübel out and sign an established back-up, but the Bayern Munich front office is not in favor of such a move at this point.