JUlian Nagelsmann joked when it came to FC Bayern Munich’s tough goalkeeper poker. Those responsible would, “Attention pun, summer and winter always work on ways to strengthen the squad,” said the grinning coach. However, he did not report any new status regarding the desired obligation of a desired solution Yan Summers.
With the still goalkeeper of Borussia Monchengladbach According to reports, Bayern have been in agreement for some time, according to media reports from “Kicker”, “Bild”, “Sky” and “Blick” both clubs have now agreed after tough negotiations. Only the medical check is still pending. In the event of an early implementation, the Swiss World Cup keeper could perhaps even be in the opening duel of the Bundesliga on Friday (8:30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesligaat Sat.1 and DAZN) at RB Leipzig in the Bayern goal.
A new goalkeeper needs “15 minutes” to be able to play with the team, Nagelsmann said on Wednesday. “There are also goalkeepers who are only used to hitting long balls, then I would say 35 minutes. It’s definitely not rocket science, what you have to study for six months.”
Nagelsmann: “We want to have a decision”
Eight million euros plus a million bonus are available as a transfer fee. Since Gladbach is said to be in agreement with goalkeeper Jonas Omlin from HSC Montpellier about a change in January, Sommer’s path to Munich would be clear. There he is supposed to meet the injured and long-missing captain Manuel Neuer represented after his broken leg and apparently signed a contract until the summer of 2025.
“We would like to have a decision in which direction,” said Nagelsmann. She also wants to have Sommer for herself, who, at the mature professional age of 34, is once again lured by the really big football adventure and the prospect of prestigious titles.
He had no contact with Sommer, said Nagelsmann, who is much more focused on the end of the unusually long break in the World Cup winter and a start against a top team “unbeaten for ages”. “I’m a big fan of getting straight to the point,” said the 35-year-old. “It’s an important game in tabular terms. Leipzig is a main competitor for the championship.” He is in the lead with 34 points FC Bayern the table ahead of SC Freiburg (30) and third-placed Leipzig (28). “Nine points would be a good cushion on such a good team,” said Nagelsmann about the intended victory.
Before the game against his former club, for which he was responsible from 2019 to 2021, the Bayern coach also emphasized the trust in Neuer-Backup Sven Ulrich. Nagelsmann said he was aware of his role and could live well with both the number one and number two roles. “That’s why he gets money for it, that’s just the way it is in professional football.” In the 4-4 in the only test against Red Bull Salzburg, Ulreich (34) and Junior Johannes Schenk (20) were also in goal.
Nagelsmann has already occupied six of eleven starting eleven positions in his thoughts, but the goalkeeper is probably not one of them. Some offensive positions should also be open, in which the question of a role for Thomas Müller once again a publicly well-noticed one. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Müller, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Jamal Musiala or whoever – he’s not “afraid that they don’t have enough playing time,” said Nagelsmann.
After ten wins in a row, the series champion wants to demonstrate his strength against the cup winner. “Leipzig is already one of our main competitors for the championship title – we don’t just want to set an example, we also want to pull away in terms of points,” said Müller, who was promoted to captain number one as a result of the Neuer injury. CEO Oliver Kahn has high hopes for the leader for the second half of the season. “With his experience, his manner, his character, his ‘will to win’ and his mentality, he is important for a team – I have no doubt about that,” said Kahn.
After a two-month break, the duel that RB has only won once in 15 competitive games so far can give an indication of whether the Bundesliga might be exciting this time after the last ten Bayern championships in a row. “The mission is relatively simple. You always want to win your first game after such a long break,” said Kahn. “Of course it’s a cracker, an absolute top game.”