Speaking to Bild, Alexander Nübel spoke about potentially returning to Bayern Munich and the situation regarding his future after Manuel Neuer broke his leg while skiing earlier in the month.
On whether he will return to Bayern in January, Nübel said:: “It doesn’t make much sense for me to come back. I don’t know how serious Manuel’s injury is. But I think he will be fit again by the summer, at the latest in preparation for the next season. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for him.”
Nübel also spoke on how he is feeling in Monaco: “I’m very happy here and I still have a lot of games ahead with Monaco. I realized here how important playing games is. I don’t want to do without that anymore.” While Nübel also said how Monaco are the club who will give the greenlight on his departure or not: “Ultimately, AS Monaco has the last say, I’m under contract here. They would first have to give the signal that they want to do it. I think that will be very difficult.”
Nübel has reportedly had a poor relationship with Bayern’s current goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic which has been an issue on whether he returns or not and he reiterated it once again: “We had a normal relationship when I was at Bayern. Since then there has been little contact. But my focus is here at Monaco.”
Since Neuer injured himself on holiday it means that Bayern have had to search for a new goalkeeper and with Nübel unlikely to come they have had to turn their attention to other goalkeepers with Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Yann Sommer.
Nübel first joined Bayern in 2020 from Schalke on a free transfer but has only been able to make four appearances for Bayern in this time with his last coming against Freiburg in May 2021.
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