The summer transfer window will be pivotal for the goalkeeping department at Bayern Munich. The Bavarian club may have to decide on the future of at least two goalkeepers since they have several senior options in their books.
Yann Sommer is one of the senior goalkeepers at Bayern that could be on the move in the summer. According to Sky Sports (via iMiaSanMia), Sommer is unlikely to stay at Bayern as number two. The Swiss goalkeeper may have to sit on the bench at the start of the season since Thomas Tuchel is expected to persist with Manuel Neuer as the first-choice goalkeeper.
Sommer arrived at Bayern from Borussia Monchengladbach during the winter transfer window. The Bavarian club needed a goalkeeper for the second half of the season since Neuer had broken his leg in a freak accident during a ski trip in December. Neuer was ruled out for the rest of the season due to this injury.
Bayern explored the possibility of bringing Alexander Nubel from Monaco, but the former Schalke goalkeeper was not keen on a premature end to his loan spell at the French club. The record Bundesliga Champions eventually decided to sign Sommer from Monchengladbach to bolster their goalkeeping options for the second half of the season.
Yann Sommer has endured a difficult period at Bayern. The Swiss international has made mistakes in big games, which has brought a lot of scrutiny on his signing. Manuel Neuer is expected to go straight back into the starting XI next season, so Sommer may have to assess his future in the summer.
Since Switzerland will be participating in Euro 2024, Sommer will have to play regularly next season. In such a scenario, the best possible solution for Sommer will be to look for a transfer away from Bayern. The record Bundesliga champions will look to recoup the fee they paid to Gladbach for Sommer.
Apart from Sommer, the future of Alexander Nubel at Bayern is also uncertain. The former Schalke goalkeeper wants to play regularly, so he is unlikely to stay in Munich for next season. Die Roten considers Nubel as the long-term successor of Neuer, but they will struggle to change Nubel’s mind regarding playing time for next season.
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Sven Ulreich may end up becoming the deputy of Manuel Neuer once again if Sommer and Nubel leave Bavaria in the summer. Despite suffering a serious injury in December, Neuer is likely to play at the top level for a few more years.