Kobel as a new successor: Does FC Bayern use BVB?
Nagelsmann as a possible key
Created: 01/16/2023, 09:38 am
By: Antonio Jose Riether
In addition to a short-term goalkeeper solution, FC Bayern is also looking for a perspective keeper.
The Munich team encountered Dortmund's Gregor Kobel.
Munich – FC Bayern's search for a goalkeeper is in full swing, but even a few days before the start of the Bundesliga, the record champions were still unable to present a substitute.
The Munich team, who are expecting the injured Manuel Neuer to make a comeback for the coming season, are apparently not just looking for short-term solutions.
Those responsible should be particularly interested in Dortmund's keeper Gregor Kobel, as reported by tz.de.
He and Julian Nagelsmann have a common past.
Born: December 6, 1997 in Zurich
Current team: Borussia Dortmund
Internationals for Switzerland: 4
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The second half of the season will be decisive for FC Bayern.
Munich are still represented in all competitions, in addition to the tasks in the championship and in the cup, the round of 16 games in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain are due in February.
But FCB still has only one experienced goalkeeper: Sven Ulreich.
Coach Julian Nagelsmann has already drawn a horror scenario in the event of an injury to the 34-year-old, apart from him there are only young goalkeepers available.
Apart from Ulreich and the actual captain Manuel Neuer, who broke his lower leg more than a month ago, there is currently no competent goalkeeper.
Bayern do not yet have a concrete plan for the future, and those responsible are currently looking for a short-term solution for the current season.
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Long-term goalkeeper search: FC Bayern has BVB keeper Gregor Kobel on the radar
has now learned, the series champion should also deal with a long-term alternative to the now 36-year-old newcomer.
Looking for a long-term number one, Bayern came across Borussia Dortmund's Gregor Kobel.
The 25-year-old Swiss would not be a solution for the current season, according to the report he could become an issue from 2024.
In Dortmund, the four-time Swiss national goalkeeper is still under contract until the summer of 2026, so a transfer would certainly be due.
But would Kobel decide to move to the Isar?
Difficult to say, but Bayern have an ace up their sleeve.
Julian Nagelsmann knows the man from Zurich from his time at TSG Hoffenheim, where his star rose.
After Gregor Kobel's Bundesliga debut in September 2018, his coach at the time, Julian Nagelsmann, gave him a hug.
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Gregor Kobel celebrated various debuts under Nagelsmann
In the U19s, Kobel played 15 games under the direction of the current Bayern head coach, in the TSG first team the then substitute keeper was allowed to play six times.
Nagelsmann helped Kobel make his Bundesliga debut in September 2019, a year earlier the then 19-year-old was allowed to stand between the posts for the first time under Nagelsmann in the DFB Cup.
The goalkeeper also made his debut in the Europa League in 2017 in the Hoffenheim goal – again it was Nagelsmann who gave him this chance.
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Should FC Bayern actually use BVB and get Kobel, Manuel Neuer would be really challenged in the coming season after recovering from his injury.
Then the German national goalkeeper would be 37 years old, but he would definitely attack again.
For a duel with Kobel, however, Neuer's contract with Bayern would have to be extended, the current one only runs until 2024.