Bayern Munich have yet to ask AS Monaco about a premature return for Alexander Nübel. The 26-year-old joined the Principality side on a two-year loan in the summer of 2021 but following a season-ending injury to Manuel Neuer, the Bundesliga leaders are rethinking their strategy.
Speaking to DPA, via FAZ, Stefan Backs, agent of Nübel, was asked whether his client would be returning to Bayern following the latest developments: “I can’t answer this question at the moment because I haven’t had any contact with Bayern and Alex hasn’t heard from Munich either.
“It’s not an easy situation for the club because they have to change their thoughts completely. You need calm for that. That may be their reason nobody has contacted us yet. Alex signed a contract with Bayern to play there at some point. However, conditions must be met for that to happen. In any case, Alex needs maximum support.”
As reported via our colleagues at Get French Football News, Monaco aren’t obliged to release Nübel and Bayern Munich would need to reach an agreement regarding a compensation fee to end the German’s loan spell prematurely.
Another option for Bayern Munich appears to be Croatia and Dinamo Zagreb No. 1, Dominik Livaković. Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn was in attendance to watch Croatia beat Brazil at the World Cup but it wasn’t for any scouting related reasons.
In any case, Bayern’s next competitive fixture isn’t until their Bundesliga game against RB Leipzig on January 20 and although Neuer is out for the season after breaking his leg in a freak skiing accident, Bayern and their recruitment team have plenty of time to react.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder