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Bayern Munich has hopes of Alexander Nübel being Manuel Neuer’s successor

Bayern can very well see Alexander Nübel being Neuer’s mong-term replacement once the latter retires.

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Within the past week, reports have circulated that suggest Bayern Munich is concretely interested in extending Alexander Nübel’s contract by one year to have it run through June 2025. They are also planning on loaning him back out to VfB Stuttgart if they are able to extend his contract, where he is already on loan this season after two seasons spent with AS Monaco in Ligue 1.

The keeper had his differences with some of Bayern’s coaching staff, particularly with Toni Tapalović, whom he felt too heavily favored Manuel Neuer and did not give any other keepers in the squad the same level of treatment and care. Nübel and his agent had made it clear that they wanted a loan move, or perhaps even a permanent move, away from Bayern and it was no surprise that they denied Bayern’s request to have him recalled from his loan with Monaco when Neuer suffered his serious leg injury last winter, which prompted the club to eventually sign Yann Sommer.

The Stuttgart loannee was also not too pleased that he came nowhere close to getting the nine matches promised in contractual stipulations when he joined Bayern from Schalke 04, which was really just the first straw with regards to his discontent at Bayern.

Regardless of the bad blood Nübel might have had, or perhaps even still has, with Bayern, the is internally hopeful of the keeper one day becoming Neuer’s long-term successor, as per Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg (via @iMiaSanMia). It is understood that the club’s bosses are very pleased with the way he has been performing with Stuttgart, who had well and truly been the surprise package of the hinrunde in the Bundesliga, going into the holiday break sitting in third place. Personally, Nübel has registered a total of nine clean sheets across all competitions thus far, and he has been a massive part of what has been a thoroughly entertaining Stuttgart side.

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