FC Bayern goalkeeper search over?
Yann Sommer communicates Gladbach's desire to change
Created: 01/03/2023 13:37
By: Antonio Jose Riether
FC Bayern's search for a goalkeeper could soon be over, Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer is said to have already submitted his request for a change.
Munich – FC Bayern started preparations on Tuesday after a week-long break, and the training camp will start on Friday.
However, there was still no new keeper at the first mandatory date in the new year, and the search for a replacement for the injured Manuel Neuer is still ongoing.
The top candidate Yann Sommer can apparently imagine a change, the Swiss is said to have already informed his employer about his intentions, as also reported by tz.de.
Born: December 17, 1988 in Morges (Switzerland)
Club: Borussia Monchengladbach
Contract until: 06/30/2023
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Julian Nagelsmann is preparing his players for the start of the second half of the season on January 20th in Leipzig over the next two and a half weeks.
Bayern are already flying to the almost traditional training camp in Qatar on January 6. According to reports, that day of departure was set in advance as the deadline for the goalkeeper question.
Bayern Munich have been on the lookout for a keeper since goalkeeper Manuel Neuer suffered a serious skiing accident, in which the 36-year-old broke his lower leg.
A premature termination of Alexander Nübel's loan proved difficult, as his current AS Monaco makes the negotiations difficult and the 26-year-old does not have the best relationship with goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic.
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FC Bayern: Top candidate Yann Sommer informs Borussia about the change request
That is why those responsible in Munich sounded out the market to find an external solution for the current construction site.
For example, the Moroccan national goalkeeper Bono from FC Sevilla came into the focus of the record champions, and FC Bayern is said to have recently knocked on the door of national player Kevin Trapp.
The most likely candidate, however, is the Mönchengladbach veteran Yann Sommer.
reported on Tuesday, the 34-year-old should not be averse to a change.
As a result, Sommer held a prospective talk with those responsible for Gladbach last year, in which he confirmed his desire for a short-term move to Bayern.
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After eight and a half years, the Swiss national keeper could leave Gladbach, but the "foals" would collect a transfer fee in line with the market.
Because Sommer's contract runs until the end of June 2023, which is why Bayern would have to transfer at least five million to Borussia.
Under these circumstances, the current eighth in the Bundesliga would probably give up his goalkeeper in January.
For Manuel Neuer, a transfer from summer to the end of the season would probably be the best solution, so he would avoid tough competition in the coming season with Trapp or Bono.
Sommer, on the other hand, would be on the market for a free transfer after the season and could already join the next top club, as the
writes, if Manchester United are said to be “very interested”.