There’s bad news headed Ron-Thorben Hoffmann’s way, according to a new report from TZ. While he was reportedly set for a trip to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, it appears that Bayern Munich may be prepared to squash those hopes. The report says that due to the lack of goalkeepers when Bayern opens training camp next week, it’s expected that the club will not release Hoffmann to join the German Olympic squad.
Hoffmann has previously talked about how going to the Olympics was something he would be interested in doing; however, it appears as though his Olympic dream is fading.
Why exactly are Bayern going to be short of goalkeepers when training camp opens on July 7? Let’s take a look:
- Manuel Neuer: He’s still at the Euros with Germany and will get some time off before reporting.
- Alexander Nübel: He’s just been loaned to Monaco for two years.
- Sven Ulreich: He’ll be in camp!
- Christian Früchtl: He broke his collarbone and will be out for some time.
What about Bayern II’s Lukas Schneller? Well, they can’t recall him from the FCB II training camp, because he’s not there due to a foot injury.
It’s a sad situation for Hoffmann, because while it was expected that Stuttgart goalkeeper Florian Müller was going to be the starter in Tokyo, being on the Olympic squad would give him another notch in his cap ahead of a potential transfer this summer.
We’ll find out shortly, as Stefan Kuntz is set to name his squad on June 29.