Stefan Effenberg has examined the goalkeeper situation at Bayern Munich and does not think that Alexander Nübel will cut it as the eventual successor to Manuel Neuer.
In fact, Effenberg think that the Bavarians should take a look at Borussia Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel as a player who might be able to fill Neuer’s boots once the Germany legend retires (as captured by Sport1):
“The plan to build up a young successor in the club with the former Schalke Alexander Nübel has already crashed,” said SPORT1 expert Stefan Effenberg in his column for t-online.de. “I assume that FC Bayern recognized this and learned from the Nübel case - and also from the past, in which similar attempts with Michael Rensing or Thomas Kraft were unsuccessful.
Effenberg already has a possible successor in mind: “From today’s perspective, there can only be one successor for Neuer: Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel.”
With Nübel scuffling on his loan at AS Monaco and Sven Ulreich down for the immediate future, goalkeeper went from one of the team’s most deep positions to one of the thinnest.