Bayern Munich completed a crucial bit of business this week by extending the contracts of Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich. Both goalkeepers will be staying at Bayern until 2025 after signing new one-year deals. Die Roten have sorted the goalkeeping department for next season with these contract renewals.
The contract extensions of Neuer and Ulreich will impact Alexander Nubel’s future at Die Roten. The former Schalke goalkeeper will push for a permanent transfer next summer. He is currently enjoying a productive loan spell at VfB Stuttgart. Die Roten reportedly have a different plan for the 26-year-old goalkeeper.
According to Stuttgarter Zeitung, Bayern are considering a contract extension for Nubel. The German goalkeeper’s current deal expires in 2025. The Bavarian club wants to extend the deal until 2026, which will allow them to send him out on loan next summer and then make a final call on his long-term future.
Alexander Nubel has no plans to sign a contract extension. He is expecting offers from several clubs after a good season with Stuttgart. Since there is no clear pathway to playing regularly at Die Roten, he is likely to push for a permanent transfer in the next summer transfer window.
Stuttgart want to sign Nubel permanently, but they cannot afford his big wages and the significant transfer fee demands of Die Roten. The German goalkeeper has been performing well this season. If he continues to do well for the rest of the campaign, bigger clubs may come in for him at the end of the campaign.
Bayern had identified Nubel as the long-term successor of Neuer. They managed to beat competition from several clubs to get him on a free transfer from Schalke in 2020. After spending the entire debut season on the bench, Nubel went out on loan to Monaco for two years.
Nubel enjoyed his loan spell in Monaco as he played regularly in Ligue 1 and European competitions. Die Roten wanted to bring him back in January 2023 after Manuel Neuer had suffered a serious leg injury. However, Nubel decided to fulfill his loan contract at Monaco instead of coming to Bavaria.
The former Schalke goalkeeper doesn’t want to be second fiddle to Neuer at Bayern. The best possible outcome for Die Roten in current circumstances will be a permanent transfer for Nubel with a feasible buy-back option. Rekordmeister will have to revamp the goalkeeping department in 2025, so Nubel may still have a chance to play regularly at Allianz Arena in the near future.