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Update: Now we know why Niklas Süle opted out of Bayern Munich vs. Wolfsburg

Whatever went down, it was not the most professional way to exit a team for Niklas Süle.

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Update 7:40AM EST — The latest on the Süle scandal

In a report from Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), the details of why Niklas Süle did not travel with Bayern Munich to Wolfsburg have emerged.

Süle went through normal training on Friday and was including on the squad “B team” — he was not originally going to travel with Bayern Munich to Wolfsburg anyway:

After an injury to Marcel Sabitzer, Süle was asked to jump in and join the traveling squad, but he declined:

The decision from Süle sparked controversy to say the least:

There you have it...I guess?


Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann had an interesting piece of news on why Marcel Sabitzer and Niklas Süle did not travel with the team to Wolfsburg (as captured by Bild):

A Bayern professional was surprisingly missing from the squad in Wolfsburg: central defender Niklas Süle (26)! Because he is moving to BVB?

Coach Julian Nagelsmann (34): “We had actually planned to make the squad completely full and to take players with us who will also be there next year. In Sabitzer’s case, he had muscular problems in final training. That’s why we had to leave him at home.”

The chance for Süle! But he apparently had no desire to be on the bench.

Nagelsmann: “In the final training session, Niki’s emotional state was no longer such that he wanted to take part. That’s why we left him at home.”

It’s unclear if Süle was like “F it”, “What’s the point?”, “I’m just not thinking this is worth my time”, or he maybe he got bitter that he wasn’t going to start, but whatever happened, it is clear that neither side was going to force the issue.