Bayern Munich: Alexander Nubel feels settled at VfB Stuttgart

Ahead of talks with Bayern Munich, Alexander Nubel admits that he feels settled at VfB Stuttgart after a productive loan spell.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nubel feels settled at VfB Stuttgart after a productive loan spell.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nubel feels settled at VfB Stuttgart after a productive loan spell. / Selim Sudheimer/GettyImages

Max Eberl and Christoph Freund have started working on the long-term plans for the first team at Bayern Munich. They have been holding contract talks with several first-team players in the last few weeks. Die Roten are also looking to define the future of players that are currently out on loan.

Alexander Nubel is one of the first-team players from Bayern who went out on loan last summer. The German goalkeeper rejected interest from clubs outside Germany to join VfB Stuttgart. His decision to join Stuttgart has paid off. Nubel has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga this season.

Bayern are planning to hold contract talks with Nubel in April. The Bavarian club wants to keep Nubel beyond his current deal which expires in 2025. Meanwhile, Nubel wants to play regularly after getting consistent game time at Monaco and Stuttgart in the last three seasons.

Ahead of the contract talks with Bayern, Nubel has opened up on his time at VfB Stuttgart. While talking to DAZN this weekend (via iMiaSanMia), Alexander Nubel insisted that he feels very settled at Stuttgart. He is open to staying in Stuttgart for one more season.

""I still have another year on my contract with Bayern, but I feel very comfortable here in Stuttgart. I think everyone knows that. We'll have talks in the next one, two or three weeks. My agent knows what I want." "

Alexander Nubel

Stuttgart are open to signing Nubel permanently from Bayern. However, it is not a financially feasible option for them due to the big fee and Nubel’s wages. Nubel reportedly had taken a pay cut to join Stuttgart last summer.

The former Schalke goalkeeper is second on the list for most clean sheets in the Bundesliga this season. Nubel’s performances have helped Stuttgart to push for the Champions League qualification for next season.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper is reportedly open to signing a new deal at Bayern if he is given the number one position at the club from the 2025/26 campaign. Manuel Neuer’s current deal at Die Roten will expire at the end of the season. It will be the right time for Bayern to move ahead and make Nubel the number-one goalkeeper.

Bayern can send Nubel back to Stuttgart for one more season after extending his contract. He has steadily improved over the last three seasons with regular game time. The German goalkeeper will play in the Champions League next season, making it a win-win deal for all parties.

Bayern will have to cash in if there is no agreement over a new deal by the end of the season. Nubel will not be short of offers in the summer after his impressive performances with Stuttgart.