Bayern Munich finally welcomed back Manuel Neuer to the starting XI at the end of October. The German goalkeeper has been on the sidelines for ten months due to a leg injury he suffered during a ski trip last December. Bayern had to patiently wait for Neuer’s recovery as he suffered several setbacks.
Die Roten currently have a very good set of goalkeepers. In Sven Ulreich, they have a reliable backup goalkeeper. Ulreich did a fine job in the first three months of the ongoing campaign. He is set to be rewarded for his good performances with a new deal.
The Bavarian club also has an exciting goalkeeping talent in Daniel Peretz. The 23-year-old goalkeeper arrived from Maccabi Tel Aviv in the summer transfer window to replace Yann Sommer in the squad. Die Roten rate Peretz highly and consider him one of the options to become the long-term successor of Neuer.
Peretz has been regularly training with the first team since arriving in Munich. He made his Bayern debut in the first round of DFB Pokal. Peretz is yet to play a game in the Champions League and Bundesliga. Despite the lack of game time in the first half of the season, Peretz is not thinking about a loan move in January. While talking to Sport5 this week (via iMiaSanMia), Peretz ruled out a transfer away from Bavaria midway through the campaign.
"“Not in January, neither I nor the club are considering that at the moment. I believe in the club’s path. I knew the first year would be more difficult, a year of acclimatization. There are challenging moments, but I’m ready for that.”"
The Israeli goalkeeper also revealed that there is a great relationship between all three goalkeepers despite all of them competing for a place in the team. Peretz is learning a lot of crucial things by training with Ulreich and Neuer.
Bayern will not loan Peretz out in January since Thomas Tuchel needs three goalkeepers for the second half of the season. The Bavarian club are monitoring Neuer’s performances before making a decision about his contract extension. As things stand, Neuer is set to be a free agent in the summer.
If Bayern extends the contracts of Ulreich and Neuer, Daniel Peretz should look to go out on loan to get regular game time. Playing regularly will help him to develop into a solid goalkeeper and eventually compete for the number one jersey at Die Roten.
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Rekordmeister also has a decision to make regarding Alexander Nubel’s contract. The German goalkeeper is doing fairly well at VfB Stuttgart after his productive loan spell at Monaco. Nubel is not keen on staying at Die Roten if he is not playing every weekend. The next summer window will be the last opportunity for Bayern to get a fee for him.