Bayern is tinkering with its defensive future.
With Benjamin Pavard (23) from Stuttgart and Lucas Hernández (23) from Atlético Madrid, the record champions have already committed a duo with a lot of potential. 19-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburger SV) is likely to join the offensive this summer, with more creative transfers to follow.
To SPORT1-Informationen are the Munich but also looking for a goalkeeper – for the coming or next season.
Alexander Nübel has the record champion already on the slip (SPORT1 reported exclusively). The contract of the 22-year-old at Schalke 04 is only valid until 2020. Talks about a contract extension with the Royal Blues are currently on hold. As of today, Nübel could bring in a great deal of relief to the sleazy Schalke this summer or go for nothing next year. For the relegation-threatening table-15. It would be the horror scenario, especially as they want to hold him unconditionally.
Nübel played in a weak Schalke team with strong performances last in the spotlight and supplanted Ralf ferryman – both have the same adviser – as number one. Still there should have been no negotiations with the Bavarians.
Interesting: Already two years ago, Bayern felt the native Paderborn. The contact should then have come about FCB goalkeeper coach and former Schalke Toni Tapalovic.
Order now the current jersey of FC Bayern – here's the shop! | DISPLAY
As SPORT1 Sport Director Hasan Salihamidzic recently inquired about Markus Schubert of Dynamo Dresden. The contract of the current U20 national goalkeeper at the second division expires this summer. At Dynamo he is an absolute regular player. However, the interest should have abated meanwhile, because the Munich should prefer another candidate.
Why is Bayern looking for a goalkeeper?
Manuel Neuer is still the undisputed number one and has a long-term contract until 2021. The Bayern captain is 33 years but has become susceptible to injury. Currently he is pausing because of a torn muscle fiber in his left calf. His comeback he plans on 33 Matchday against RB Leipzig. Previously, he injured his thumb, so carries a stabilizing rail after the games. Due to three fractures in the left metatarsus he dropped out of April 2017 for almost a year.
New wants to stay
The fact is: since Neuer is over 30, he missed 63 games. Previously, there were only 16 games in his career. Although stabilized the native Gelsenkirchener last again and also held strong in the DFB-dress. Nevertheless, Neuer has become more error prone this season.
To SPORT1-Information thinks Neuer but not a farewell from Munich. A short-term change, such as abroad, is not an issue. Rather, he can imagine fulfilling his contract. In addition, he has built a dream villa on Lake Tegernsee with Mrs. Nina and is about to move in.
How do Ulreich and Co. plan their future?
Sven Ulreich, new replacement number one, also has a contract until 2021. SPORT1 white: Currently, Ulreich has no plans to leave the club. In Munich, the 30-year-old also feels very comfortable with Ms. Lisa and the children Maris and Len. He is also respected and popular in the team. On the part of Bayern, there were also no signals, Ulreich possibly give, if a potential new successor would find.
From now on, Ulreich must again show that he is a worthy new replacement. The Swabian is a sure back and has already shown outstanding performances, but also has some mistakes in them – like last year in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League against Real Madrid (2: 2).
Incidentally, it is not excluded that Ulreich would even accept the role of number three in order to make room for a new replacement.
Früchtl in contact with two Bundesliga clubs
In Christian Früchtl, however, the signs are on a temporary farewell. Currently, the regular number three pauses because of a ligament injury in the elbow. Previously, the 19-year-old came this season to 17 missions in the Regionalliga. That should change. To SPORT1In the summer, Früchtl (contract until 2020) plans a two-year loan to raise gaming practice to a higher level. There was already a meeting with FC Augsburg. Fortuna Dusseldorf also has an eye on Früchtl.
Spicy: Despite the interest in other goalkeepers to have been communicated by the Bavarians that they still plan to build Früchtl as a new replacement. In addition, it is President Uli Hoeness, an advocate of Früchtl, important to have him a real Bayern in the squad with him. Früchtl was born in Bischofsmais and comes from his own youth.
New talent, Tapalovic, Ulreich and also David Alaba are the ones that are particularly popular. However, there are occasional skepticism about whether or not he can actually replace Neuer one day. To prove himself higher-class is therefore even more important to him. That's also why he plans a loan, even if Bayern II should rise to the third division.
Ron-Thorben Hoffmann (contract until 2021) is suddenly number two due to the failures of Neuer and Früchtl. So far, the 20-year-old has played nine matches in the regional league this season and enjoys a good reputation. As a replacement, however, he is club-internally not traded. It is more likely that he will be number one in Bayern II next season – should go Früchtl.
In the Bayern gate it remains so exciting.