Bayern Munich loanee Alexander Nübel is considered one of the world’s top goalkeeper talents and the 24-year-old has impressed his new bosses at AS Monaco.
“I have been following him for years, when he was playing at Schalke and when I was in charge at Leipzig, but unfortunately we failed to sign him, given the interest of Bayern Munich. I think it is a good step for him to sign with AS Monaco today,” said sporting director Paul Mitchell to AS Monaco’s club website. “His position is different from the others. We want to give Alex this opportunity to get used to a new league. Bayern have offered us this possibility with a two-year loan and we think that is the right time to really progress and develop. My job is to bring competitive players to the squad. We are very fortunate to have a great group of goalies. When we had the opportunity to see Alex join us, we didn’t hesitate to bring more quality, and that’s what we try to do in all positions. We want to progress and this is another example of that.”
Under former Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac, Nübel has the opportunity to play in big matches at AS Monaco. The former Schalke 04 man got off to a good start as he threw up a clean sheet in AS Monaco’s 2-0 opening win over Sparta Prague in Champions League qualifier before helping the team secure a 3-1 victory to advance yesterday.