Bayern Munich: Niklas Sule set to hold talks with Julian Nagelsmann

Niklas Sule, Bayern Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Niklas Sule, Bayern Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

The coming weeks are decisive for Bayern Munich regarding the future of few senior players. Die Roten will have to make some tough decisions to raise funds for other transfers since the pandemic has limited the transfer budget for this summer.

Niklas Sule is one of the senior players at Rekordmeister that has only one year left on his contract. There have been suggestions in the German media that Die Roten is reluctant to hand him a new deal due to fitness concerns.

According to AZ, Sule is set to hold talks with Nagelsmann regarding plans for him next season once he returns from vacation later this month. Sule has been linked with Chelsea, but this report confirms that there have been no concrete negotiations regarding departure from Bavaria.

Apart from Chelsea, Manchester United have also been loosely linked with Sule in the past. The German defender will not command a significant transfer fee since he has only 12 months left on his current deal. Sule can negotiate with clubs for a pre-contract agreement when the winter transfer window opens in January.

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In the first two seasons after arriving from Hoffenheim in 2017, Sule established himself as a key player in the first team. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious knee ligament injury in 2019, which paved the way for the center-back pairing of Jerome Boateng and David Alaba.

Hansi Flick trusted the experienced defensive pairing during his 18 months at the club, which affected the playing time of Sule. He also lost his place in the starting XI of the German national team due to inconsistent playing time at the club level. Niklas Sule was part of the German squad in Euro 2020, but he didn’t start a single game for the team.

Things could change for Sule this summer since both senior players have left the club this summer. Moreover, Sule has worked with Nagelsmann at Hoffenheim. The German Champions have signed Dayot Upamencano from RB Leipzig to fill the void left by the two experienced players. Sule could get more playing time under Nagelsmann since he could implement a 3-5-2 system at Die Roten from next season. As things stand, the future of Niklas Sule at Bayern hangs in the balance. The talks with Nagelsmann will give Sule a better picture of his plans for next season.

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Meanwhile, Die Roten has confirmed that Alphonso Davies has been ruled out for four weeks due to an ankle injury. The Canadian winger was ruled out of Gold Cup last week after he suffered the injury in training. Injuries to Davies and Lucas Hernandez could see Omar Richards getting debut in the first Bundesliga game of the season.