TV expert Dietmar Hamann firmly expects goalkeeper Yann Sommer to start for FC Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga game on Friday at RB Leipzig. "If you get a man like that, I think he has to play too," the former international told Sky TV. Of course, the preparation time is not ideal, "but footballers' language is the same all over the world," he emphasized. "He's an outstanding goalkeeper, the communication with his colleagues will be fine."
The people of Munich are challenged on Friday in the opening duel against RB Leipzig (8.30 p.m. / Sat.1 and DAZN). According to media reports, the German soccer record champions and Borussia Mönchengladbach have agreed on a transfer of the Swiss national goalkeeper Sommer. However, the pressure is not on Sommer, said Hamann: "If things go wrong for Bayern on Friday, I don't think it will be because he only trained with the team for a quarter of an hour."
Record national player Lothar Matthäus considers the transfer to be a "win-win-win situation", as he told the "kicker". According to Matthäus, both Sommer and both clubs will benefit from the change. "I'm assuming that Manuel Neuer will be back in goal for Bayern next season," said Matthäus. The briefly discussed return of Alexander Nübel, who is currently on loan to AS Monaco, would not have made any sense from his point of view. "Summer, on the other hand, will also play in the Champions League at Bayern, and Gladbach will now receive eight million euros plus bonuses. They would have received nothing after the contract expired," said the 61-year-old.
The 34-year-old Sommer is expected to sign a contract with Bayern until June 30, 2025. His working paper on the Lower Rhine is dated until the end of June. Sommer should come as a replacement for Manuel Neuer. He will be out until the end of the season after breaking his lower leg in a skiing accident at the end of last year.
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