Bayern Munich and Germany legend Lothar Matthäus can see that there is some uncertainty with the club’s goalkeeper situation and thinks he has a good solution for the problem: Former Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.
“As FC Bayern, I would for de Gea. And in de Gea’s place, I would go to FC Bayern. With him, Bayern would have to a top keeper as Neuer replacement. He could even become No. 1 permanently if Neuer, which we don’t hope for, doesn’t come back,” Matthäus told Bild journalist Tobi Altschäffl (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “De Gea is at the best age for a goalkeeper - and has proven his class at Manchester United. This shouldn’t be about money, it’s a huge chance for him to play for a top European club, a big challenge. I’m not sure if he has another chance to move to such a top club.”
De Gea would be an experienced option to bring in given Manuel Neuer’s uncertain status, but would the Spanish veteran be okay with a back-up role?
As of now, Bayern Munich seems content to figure something out in the coming days, but if Neuer’s recovery is going to continue to take longer than originally expected, the Bavarians might want a safety net in place for depth.