Let’s rewind to the summer transfer window.
With question marks surrounding Manuel Neuer’s fitness, Ulreich’s quality to fill Neuer’s role, as well as the departures of Yann Sommer and Alexander Nübel, Bayern Munich’s goalkeeping situation seemed unprecedented.
The solution to the dire need for a new goalkeeper? Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Daniel Peretz.
Now let’s fast forward to the present day.
With Manuel Neuer making a full recovery from injury, Sven Ulreich proving to be a capable backup to “Manu” once again, and a new contract on the horizon for Bayern’s number 2, the need for Daniel Peretz almost seems redundant.
The Israeli shot-stopper has only made one appearance for Der Rekordmeister, starting in their 4-0 victory against Preußen Münster in the DFB Pokal back in September.
For a young keeper that Bayern so desperately needed, just one appearance seems to suggest otherwise.
As quick as Peretz arrived in Munich, he may already be on his way back out.
Daniel Peretz is aware that the club wants to extend Sven Ulreich's contract. The Israeli goalkeeper has impressed in training so far, but his situation is complicated. No January move is planned, but a loan move in the summer is a possibility [@Plettigoal, @SkySportNews] pic.twitter.com/6VaeGzxlj7— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) November 20, 2023
Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg elaborated on Peretz’s summer loan move, which seems to be a certainty at this point.
News Daniel #Peretz: A loan is planned for the coming summer as all parties involved do not want him to lack match experience as the number 3. A transfer in the winter is not being considered.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 21, 2023
➡️ Peretz is highly regarded internally for his performances in training and is… pic.twitter.com/eKiaG0kl9Z
Granted, it would just be a loan assignment, but it does make you wonder if the 23-year old was a bit of a panic buy rather than a goalkeeper that will inevitably take over from Manuel Neuer.
After all, I seem to remember another young Bayern Munich keeper who was “highly regarded internally” (Alexander Nübel). But instead of earning a spot ahead of Manuel Neuer, he earned loan assignment after loan assignment. It soon became apparent that he would not be Neuer’s successor.
Call me pessimistic, but I fear Daniel Peretz may find himself on a very similar path to Alexander Nübel.