Peter Gulacsi's cruciate ligament tear is really bad news for RB Leipzig. The captain and undisputed regular keeper could be absent from RB until the end of the season. The 31-year-old Janis Blaswich is available as a representative. Or are Leipzig now tapping the transfer market again?
As reported by RBlive, the option of signing a goalkeeper without a contract is currently being examined. Behind Blaswich are currently the representatives Jonas Nickisch and Timo Schlieck - 18 and 16 years old. Both without any professional experience.
However, the transfer market does not give too much away. Ex-Werder keeper Luca Plogmann (22) or former St. Paulian Robin Himmelmann (33) could most likely be considered. A former Austrian national goalkeeper would also be available in 29-year-old Richard Strebinger, as would the current Montenegro national goalkeeper, Danijel Petkovic (29).
However, a possible option could also be to reactivate Philipp Tschauner. The 37-year-old had actually ended his career in the summer and switched to the RB youth team as a goalkeeping coach. In any case, the veteran, who is popular in the team, should be fit enough. According to RBlive, this idea has not (yet) met with approval from those responsible.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Gulacsi shock: RB Leipzig is probably examining the goalkeeper market without a club.