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Bayern Munich could potentially extend Alexander Nübel’s contract

Bayern might want to keep the loaned out keeper for another year to be able to loan him out once again.

FC Bayern München v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga Photo by Hary Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

As has often been the case in recent memory at Bayern Munich, there are a lot of moving parts to their goalkeeping situation. As it stands, Manuel Neuer is the number one keeper after recovering from his serious leg injury sustained last winter while Sven Ulreich and Daniel Peretz are his current backups. Both Neuer and Ulreich have had their contracts recently extended by another year, but the club is open to loaning out Peretz somewhere that he can get ample playing time and experience.

It was initially understood that Bayern might also be able to keep hold of Yann Sommer for longer than just the second half of last season, but that did not turn out to be the case and he inevitably left for Inter Milan during the summer transfer window.

Alexander Nübel is another keeper that has consistently been out on loan for Bayern for the past couple of seasons, as he currently resides at VfB Stuttgart after multiple seasons with AS Monaco. For him, there were a number of different reasons why he wanted to leave Bayern, and it was no surprise that he denied offers from Bayern to recall him from loan when Neuer sustained his leg injury.

Per new information from Sport Bild’s Tobi Altschäffl (via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern is now also exploring the idea of extending Nübel’s contract by another year. His current contract with Bayern runs through 2025, but the club is interested in extending it and then directly loaning him out to Stuttgart once again.

At this juncture, nothing is concrete, but it is suggested that the club’s front office and board would want to try to make a decision on Nübel’s contract in the February to March time frame. By then, Bayern might have a better overall outlook on their keeper’s situation, both near-term and long-term future. Nübel could also increase in market value between now and then, giving him incredible resale potential for Bayern, as he is currently valued €10 million.

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