Bundesliga: Bayern’s goalkeeper poker: No urgent solution after Gladbach’s veto
Bayern’s goalkeeper poker: No urgent solution after Gladbach’s veto
Hasan Salihamidzic emphasizes it again in Qatar: The Neuer failure hits Bayern “hard”. All options are checked. Is Gladbach’s refusal to move from Sommer just part of poker?
The cancellation announced by Borussia Mönchengladbach for a winter change from Yan Summers to FC Bayern complicates the goalkeeper problem of the German soccer record champion.
However, according to reports, those responsible in Munich are cancelling Gladbach’s Number one not on their list of candidates as a replacement for captain Manuel Neuer, who has been out for a long time after breaking a leg. The Basta from Mönchengladbach is seen more as part of the transfer poker at the Munich training camp in Qatar.
“We will not give up Yann Sommer. We have that Bavaria also communicated so, “said sports director Roland Virkus to the “Rheinische Post”. The 34-year-old summer, in turn, should be inclined to a change. His contract with Borussia expires at the end of the season. Gladbach could currently still achieve a transfer fee. There is one in the room Total in the single-digit millions Gladbach would also have to find a replacement for Sommer.
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Bavaria’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic had spoken out in Doha on Saturday, but before the Virkus statement became public. “I don’t like talking about players from other clubs, that’s well known,” said Salihamidzic when asked about the summer. “Of course we’re concerned with the goalkeeping issue. Manuel’s injury hit us hard, that’s clear. But we’ll do our job now, check options and then make a decision at some point.”
One possibility would be to bring Alexander Nübel, who was loaned to AS Monaco, back to Munich early. Bayern would have to pay a transfer fee for the 26-year-old, although he is under contract with them until June 30, 2023. Salihamidzic said about the Nübel option: “We had very good communication between us, him and his management.”
The Munich goalkeeper game could still take some time, even if the Bundesliga continues on January 20 for Bayern with the game at third-placed RB Leipzig. “The transfer market period ends on January 31. Until then we will either do something or not,” said Salihamidzic. In the training camp, Sven Ulreich is the current replacement for Neuer. In addition, without the loaned Nübel, Bayern only have inexperienced young goalkeepers. Without a new top goalkeeper, the Bayern bosses feel that the risk of being able to achieve the high goals for the season with this line-up is too great.