With Yann Sommer completing his move to Inter Milan and Alexander Nübel being sent on loan to Stuttgart, Bayern Munich are back to having veteran duo Manuel Neuer (37) and Sven Ulreich (35) as their goalkeeping options.
However, Neuer is still recovering from his broken leg after recently undertaking surgery, leaving Ulreich as the only available goalkeeper for the beginning of the new season.
Both have their contracts expiring in 2024, leaving many with the opinion that immediate long-term investment is needed in the goalkeeper position if Bayern want to be become the best team in Europe again.
Ulreich looks certain to start the match against RB Leipzig in the DFL Supercup as time is running out to secure a new number one for the Bundesliga champions.
Who are Bayern Munich linked with?
It seems that Bayern will be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper with rumours circulating of potential signings including Brentford goalkeeper, David Raya, and Morocco international, Bono.
Interest for Raya has cooled though as the Spanish international is set to join Arsenal, despite having to compete with Aaron Ramsdale for the number one spot. Another candidate that has emerged of late is Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga with Thomas Tuchel a fan of the Spaniard. Other options include Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili, while David de Gea is currently without a club after his contract with Manchester United expired.
With Ulreich spending most of his time at Bayern as a back-up goalkeeper and Neuer set to be out until 2024, it is clear that Bayern cannot take this risky approach as having this duo throughout the new campaign.
GGFN | Matthew Gritton