Bayern Munich consider new goalkeeping targets

As reported by Sky Germany, Bayern Munich are now considering two new goalkeepers to play as a backup option to Manuel Neuer.

With Yann Sommer desperate for game time ahead of the upcoming European Championship, a move away from Bavaria is almost certain for the Swiss shot-stopper and Inter Milan looks to be his preferred destination. Therefore, Bayern have been looking to replace the 34-year-old with Giorgi Mamardashvili, who has been linked to the German champions.

However, with the Rekordmeister unwilling to spend big in the position as they look to secure a deal with Tottenham for Harry Kane, other names have surfaced. Thomas Strakosha and Dominik Kotarski have been discussed by Bayern as potential alternatives. 

Strakosha spent last season at Brentford where he struggled for game time, featuring just twice as he played second fiddle to Spanish goalkeeper David Raya. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old Albanian international had made a name for himself at Lazio prior to his time in London, appearing 208 times for the Biancocelesti while keeping 62 clean sheets.

As for Kotarski, the 23-year-old Croatian under-21 captain currently plys his trade in Greece with PAOK where he featured 41 times in all competitions last season. Kotarski is a highly regarded ball-playing goalkeeper and a move to Bayern would allow him to develop his undeniable talent.

Both options certainly present themselves as far cheaper alternatives to Valencia’s Mamardashvili. With Bayern looking to secure the services of England’s goalscoring captain, the Rekordmeister may have to settle for either Strakosha or Kotarski.

GGFN | Will Shopland

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