There have been nearly a half of a dozen different goalkeepers linked to Bayern Munich this summer. One name we saw in the past — Borussia Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel — has been oddly omitted from the potential list in recent weeks.
It turns out that there is a good reason for that; Kobel wants no part of a transfer any time soon.
“I’m not thinking about that or about a move. Please write it down: This is not a topic for me at the moment. I’m at Dortmund. I have a long-term contract here,” Kobel told Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “My full focus is on this team, with which I want to be successful in the years to come. I’m totally focused on what’s happening here. I expect that from myself.”
Kobel is a great talent, but clearly is not ready to make a move. So...if you were wondering why Bayern Munich had not at least kicked the tires on the Switzerland international, now you know.
Confused about why Bayern Munich would want to pay any type of big fee for a goalkeeper this summer? Us, too. Hear what we have to say on the matter during the latest edition of the Weekend Warm-up Podcast on Spotify or below: