The sudden end of the season by Manual Neuer hit FC Bayern Munich hard. Now the record champions must inevitably look for alternatives. For those responsible, a premature return of the loaned Alexander Nübel is probably an option.
An Instagram post by Manuel Neuer on Saturday morning made big headlines. The national goalkeeper posted a picture from the hospital. Neuer broke his lower leg while skiing and was operated on as a result. A return to the Bayern goal is out of the question for the 2022/23 season.
According to Sky information, FC Bayern Munich is now considering an early return from Alexander Nübel (26). The goalkeeper is currently on loan for two years at the French first division club AS Monaco. The loan would end in the summer and Nübel would return to Munich. As it seems, the return could happen sooner after all.
Nübel's advisor Stefan Backs from the Siebert agency
The situation of the record champion on the goalkeeper situation is critical. With Sven Ulreich (34) there is only one goalkeeper with professional experience available. The popular veteran represented Neuer between October and November when he was suffering from a shoulder injury. The goalkeeper trio is completed by Johannes Schenk (19), who is still waiting for his first professional appearance. In view of the personnel situation, Bayern has little choice but to become active in the winter.
Alexander Nübel has recommended himself for a return through his performances in recent months at AS Monaco. The 26-year-old has been seeded this season and has not missed a single game at his loan club. In 23 appearances, the ex-Schalke player kept six clean sheets. In many databases, Nübel is one of the best Ligue 1 keepers of the current season.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com/de as Neuer is cancelled: Will Bayern bring Nübel back early? released.