Nübel headed to Leipzig? (Sport Bild via @iMiaSanMia)
According to a report from Sport Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich goalkeeper of the future Alexander Nübel could be a “serious option” for the Rekordmeister’s Bundesliga rival — RB Leipzig.
Per Sport Bild, Nübel wants to return to Germany and with Péter Gulácsi’s future uncertain, things could point toward a potential loan or transfer:
Alexander Nübel could be a serious option for RB Leipzig, who are considering bringing in a new goalkeeper due to doubts over the return date of Péter Gulácsi - currently sidelined with an ACL injury. Nübel would like to play for a top club in Germany next season.
Honestly, that does not sound too bad for Nübel. You could argue, however, that RB Leipzig is now Bayern Munich’s chief rival for the Bundesliga title and it would be curious to know how eager the Bavarians would be to help Die Roten Bullen.
The answer is probably not much at all, but Nübel could apply pressure on Bayern Munich to make a short-term or permanent move if he really wants his tenure at Säbener Straße to be over.
This is good social media (@HibernianFC)
Kudos to Hibernian’s social media for pulling a random line out of a movie (Superbad) that came out 16 years ago...I love this. Brilliant work:
Adding a to our attack... pic.twitter.com/x7QQrYyvlf— Hibernian Football Club (@HibernianFC) January 31, 2023
Matthew Hoppe’s career took a bad turn at Mallorca FC, so hopefully this helps get him going in the right direction.
Bavarian Podcast Works — Flagship Show: Season 5, Episode 31 (Bavarian Football Works)
Bayern Munich gave its fans a heck of a start to the work week, eh?
Coming off of another draw over the weekend — this time against Eintracht Frankfurt — the club made a move for Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo to shake things up on the backline...but why?
There could be a bunch of reasons and we explore them all! Let’s take a look at what we have on tap for this episode:
- Bayern Munich’s loan move for Cancelo, why it was done, who it affects, and why this could mean the end of the road for Benjamin Pavard.
- A look at Bayern Munich’s draw against Eintracht Frankfurt and why things should eventually settle into a comfort zone for the players. Will be it be in time for the squad to knock Paris Saint-Germain? We’ll see.
- A preview of Bayern Munich’s DFB-Pokal match against Mainz 05.
Sad end to the Isco-Union tale (@fcunion_en)
Man...that would have been cool to see Isco with Union Berlin, but it did not work out:
January 31, 2023
Max back to the BuLi (@eintracht_us)
In a move that did not get much attention, Philipp Max made the jump back to Germany from PSV Eindhoven. Max will now suit up for Eintracht Frankfurt:
Philipp Max pic.twitter.com/R9g4GOjGTd— Eintracht Frankfurt (@eintracht_us) January 31, 2023
Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 2, Episode 29 (Bavarian Football Works)
Bayern Munich is scuffling...BFW’s podcast got whacked like Joe Pesci walking into that room in Goodfellas...and there is a ton of news going on.
Plus, Bayern Munich has yet another game in a jammed schedule — this time against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Yeah, there is A LOT going on, but we are covering it all here! Preview? Yes. Riffing on the news? No doubt. Some entertainment talk? For sure. Here is what we have on tap for this episode:
- There seems to be a changing of opinion on Leon Goretzka — and is Ryan Gravenberch going to take over Goretzka’s starting role?
- FC Barcelona tried to hijack Bayern Munich’s deal for Konrad Laimer and the word that Marcel Sabitzer might want to stay.
- Chelsea FC’s Kai Havertz and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane are probably off the table for Bayern Munich.
- Bayern Munich’s plan for the attack and why it is a mess.
- Some thoughts on the latest episode of The Last of Us — and some news on the future of Cobra Kai.
Sabitzer’s gone...now what? (Bavarian Football Works)
Marcel Sabitzer is off to Manchester United on loan and it should be said that the Austrian was always a model citizen at Bayern Munich. While his first season was full of disappointment (thanks to a slower-than-usual professional and social adjustment — along with the hard-hitting reality that a starting position was not actually in the cards), his second season was stellar.
Sabitzer sacrificed his own game for the betterment of the team, he was always ready to go, and never aired out his dirty laundry to the media — even when we know he had to be unhappy. Sabitzer was the consummate professional in just about every way:
Marcel Sabitzer will join Manchester United on loan until June 30th, 2023.— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) February 1, 2023
Good luck, Marcel!
Now, though, Bayern Munich youngster Ryan Gravenberch will be put to the test. Joshua Kimmich is running himself into the ground (again), Leon Goretzka has nagging injuries, and even though Jamal Musiala might be called to play more in the central midfield, the position is an area of concern for the rest of this season.
Julian Nagelsmann will be tasked with finding the best combination to work with, but the players are going to have to stay healthy and perform. Sabitzer’s loan will definitely leave the squad with little room for error.
Check this list out (@brfootball)
This is not exactly a “Murderer’s Row” of successful transfers:
Chelsea make Enzo Fernández the most expensive signing in Premier League history pic.twitter.com/K2utMYVmPF— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 31, 2023
Bavarian Podcast Works: Postgame Show — Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Bavarian Football Works)
Something is not adding up at Bayern Munich these days. Three points from three games means Bayern’s challengers are all catching up and we have a Bundesliga title race on our hands! In this podcast, we look at the following:
- The starting lineups for both Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt
- Thoughts on Yann Sommer and how he has been doing
- A deep-ish dive into Bayern’s back-line including Josip Stanisic getting a start
- A look at how Thomas Müller’s inclusion changed up the game including Leroy Sane’s positioning
- Improvements in this game compared to the previous two games
- What might actually be the problem right now
- A look at how Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano performed