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Bayern Munich’s Christoph Freund contacted Alexander Nübel to get to know him better

Freund wants to be able to have conversations with Nübel to try to understand how to navigate his future.

FC Bayern München v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Earlier in the week, it was reported that Bayern Munich is entertaining the possibility of extending Alexander Nübel’s contract by one year. The keeper is currently out on loan at VfB Stuttgart and the idea for Bayern would be to extend his contract and then loan him back to Stuttgart, which would take his deal beyond the summer of this year, which is when hiss Bayern contract is set to expire.

Per Abendzeitung’s Maximilian Koch, Bayern sporting director Christoph Freund reached out to Nübel via the WhatsApp messaging application so that the two could get to know each other and get a better understanding between them. This can help lay the necessary foundation down for when they go to discuss his contract and his future at the club.

As of yet, despite Freund having reached out to the keeper personally, there have not yet been any discussions regarding Nübel’s contract or Bayern’s plans to try to extend it for one year. At this juncture, the notion is just internally understood at the club and they will initiate the right conversations with the player himself and his agent when the time is right. The club plans on doing so in the February to March time frame, which is when they would ideally like to have made their final decision by as well.

By the February to March time frame, 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. They still have Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich contracted through 2025, but they are also considering the idea of loaning out Daniel Peretz, who is finding chances to play increasingly hard to come by. A lot of what happens with the other keepers could help the club determine what to do with Nübel long term.

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