Bayern Munich keeping tabs on Germany U-21 goalkeeper

Bayern Munich are keeping close eye on Germany's U-21 goalkeeper, but a transfer is unlikely to materialize this summer.
Bayern Munich keeping tabs on Germany U-21 goalkeeper Jonas Urbig.
Bayern Munich keeping tabs on Germany U-21 goalkeeper Jonas Urbig. / Ralf Ibing - firo sportphoto/GettyImages

Bayern Munich sorted out the contractual situation of all senior goalkeepers in the squad during the season. They extended the contracts of Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich by a year in December. Bayern convinced Alexander Nubel to stay in Munich on a long-term basis during Ruckrunde. Nubel signed a new deal until 2029 and agreed to a further two-year loan spell with VfB Stuttgart.

The Bavarian club also has a plan in place for Daniel Peretz. They rate Peretz highly and want him to play regularly next season. He will go out on loan in the summer to get adequate playing time. In an ideal scenario, Peretz joins a Bundesliga club to continue his development.

Despite having short and medium-term futures sorted in the goalkeeping department, Bayern continue to monitor some of the best young shot-stoppers in Europe. According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern are keeping tabs on Germany’s U-21 goalkeeper Jonas Urbig.

The young goalkeeper was on loan at Greuther Fürth from FC Köln last season, playing regularly in the second division of Germany. Bayern are unlikely to make a move for Urbig this summer, but they will continue to monitor his development at FC Köln.

Bayern currently have Manuel Neuer as their number one until the end of next season. The Bavarian club may explore another contract extension for Neuer if he continues to perform at the top level during the next 12 months. Ulreich is likely to retire at the end of the 2024/25 campaign.

Nubel has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Bundesliga this season. He helped VfB Stuttgart finish second in the Bundesliga ahead of Bayern. The Bavarian club will hope Nubel continues to get better in the next two seasons at Stuttgart and eventually succeeds Neuer in Munich.

Meanwhile, Bayern will decide Peretz’s loan destination once Vincent Kompany arrives at the club. Anderlecht have shown interest in Peretz. Kompany has good ties with the Belgian club, as he managed the first team for two years after retiring from football. It will be a good move for Peretz if he has no Bundesliga option in the summer.

In an ideal scenario, Neuer will become number two after next season. Neuer’s move to become number two will allow Nubel to get an extended run in the starting XI to prove that he is the ideal successor of Neuer. Eventually, Neuer will retire, and Peretz will return to compete with Nubel. Meanwhile, Bayern will continue to monitor young goalkeepers in case their succession plan doesn’t come to fruition.