The transfer poker around Yann Sommer is entering the next round! The keeper is said to have asked Borussia for a release, which now makes the change more likely.
Will Bayern finally find their new goalkeeper? It is now becoming more and more likely that Yann Sommer will replace the long-term injured Manuel Neuer. According to Sky reporter Florian Plettenberg, the Swiss is said to have personally asked Gladbach's Vice President Rainer Bonhof for approval.
Sommer is said to have spoken to coach Daniel Farke and sports director Roland Virkus on Friday evening and announced his transfer request. Virkus, in turn, told the Rheinische Post on Saturday that Borussia Sommer would not give up.
But after Sommer's personal change request, it is questionable whether this decision has really been made. According to Sky, Borussia continue to hope for a fee of nine to ten million, which Bayern have not wanted to pay so far. This would allow Borussia to reinvest the money directly into a replacement, possibly Jonas Omlin from Montpellier.
One thing is clear: Due to Sommer's demand, it is now unclear whether Gladbach will not give up their regular keeper after all. In any case, Bayern are now in a better negotiating position than before and can still hope to sign Sommer at a lower price.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Sommer asks for approval! Change to Bayern is more likely to be published.