Earlier this week, reports had surfaced suggesting Bayern Munich was ready to loan Alexander Nübel this summer, Niko Kovac’s AS Monaco being one of the most suitable destinations. Werder Bremen and Hertha Berlin were also clubs he was linked with as he hardly played behind Manuel Neuer this season.
According to a new report from kicker, however, Oliver Kahn spoke to TV pundits ahead of Bayern’s 4-2 win over Borussia Dortmund started and confirmed that Nübel will stay at Bayern. “Alexander Nübel remains our number 2. We are totally convinced of this goalkeeper,” he said.
His current contract at FC Bayern runs until 2025, but suggestions for a loan were fueled by his agent, Stefan Backs, who had referred to his contract saying he should play at least 10 matches this season. . Of course at this point he’s only played twice for Bayern and his chances of getting more appearances have diminished now that Bayern have already been knocked out of DFB-Pokal and are already in phase. direct elimination of Champions League. Unless Bayern walk away with a huge points lead in the Bundesliga, the chances of Nübel playing at least 10 games are pretty low.
Kahn might not have the final say on it, but his statement gives him some insight into the fact that Bayern aren’t exactly intending to let him go. Loris Karius of Union Berlin (on loan from Liverpool) had been linked with a large number of goalkeepers after news that Nübel’s agent was considering a Bayern loan, helped by Christian Früchtl’s loan to the FC Nürnberg didn’t quite work out and Ron-Thorben Hoffmann’s future at Bayern is uncertain.
With what Kahn has said, it looks like Bayern are ready to convince Nübel not to be loaned out and to continue serving as a replacement for Neuer. From Bayern’s perspective, it is imperative that they retain a viable save option for Neuer.