As reported by Sport Bild, Stuttgart have set their sights on Bayern Munich pair Yann Sommer and Alexander Nübel as they hunt for a new goalkeeper.
After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Stuttgart are looking to build a squad that is capable of establishing themselves as a Bundesliga side. Both Florian Müller and Fabian Bredlow were unable to prove themselves as reliable shot-stoppers last season, with the former agreeing on a return to Freiburg ahead of next season.
Therefore, with Manuel Neuer returning from injury, the Swabians have identified Bayern’s Yann Sommer and Alexander Nübel as goalkeepers who will be in need of game time. The connection head coach Sebastian Hoeneß has to Die Rekordmeister could also prove influential if a move was to work for either goalkeeper.
Sommer is hoping to be a number one next season with Euro 2024 just 12 months away, which means that guaranteed game time is his priority. As well as this, the Swiss international worked with Stuttgart’s current goalkeeping coach Steffen Krebs at Borussia Mönchengladbach which could tempt Sommer over to Swabia.
As for Nübel, he has spent the last two years on loan at AS Monaco where he has featured 97 times in all competitions for the Monégasques. Despite Nübel being contracted to the record champions until 2025, he has emphasised how he does not wish to return to Bavaria to play as backup to Neuer which means that Stuttgart could be a possible destination.
Die Roten have already made four signings ahead of next season as Hoeneß prepares for his first full season as Stuttgart head coach. The permanent signing of striker Serhou Guirassy for €9m was a statement of intent by the club as they hope for a less nail-biting season next term.
GGFN | Will Shopland