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Manuel Neuer is Bayern Munich’s undisputed no.1, and deservedly so. The German shot stopper has excelled since his move to Bavaria from Schalke in 2011, amassing 433 appearances across all competitions for Bayern.
With these appearances has come silverware by the bucketload; The German no.1 can lay claim to two Champions League trophies, 9 Bundesliga titles and 6 German Cups, as well as a World Cup win with his country.
UEFA have today shared with the DFB that they have stopped the review of the rainbow captain’s armband worn by @Manuel_Neuer.
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 20, 2021
The question for Bayern Munich has always been, how do you possibly buy a reserve ‘keeper that could fill in when necessary.
It has proved a tricky question for the Bundesliga champions. However, they seem to have found an answer if the papers are to believed.
One in, one out?
Alexander Nubel is a young goalkeeper (24-years-old) intent on one day deposing Neuer in Bayern Munich’s goal. However, he has found his chances severely restricted since he too moved from Schalke, making just 4 competitive appearances for Bayern, and just one in the Bundesliga.
Monaco contacted Ajax for André Onana but there was no agreement with all parties involved.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 25, 2021
As a result, he has been loaned out to French side AS Monaco, where he will be given regular game time for a two-year period. By that time, Neuer, at 37, may be more inclined to sit the odd game out.
This move has meant that Bayern were left searching for a new no.2, and they appear to have found one in Sven Ulreich, who arrives on a free transfer.
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 25, 2021
It will be Ulreich’s second spell in Bavaria, having spent five years of his career as Neuer’s understudy previously. He appeared 70 times in red and white, keeping 22 clean sheets in the process.