Is Yann Sommer one of the top five goalkeepers in the world?
Is Sommer the best goalkeeper Bayern could have gotten in the short term this winter break?
After the surprise coup with the free transfer Daley Blind (formerly Ajax Amsterdam), sports director Hasan Salihamidzic did his job again and solved a problem that Manuel Neuer had caused him with his unprofessionalism.
The bosses’ anger at Neuer’s ski tour in adverse slope conditions can easily be seen in Sommer’s contract period.
Summer is expected to stay until 2025! Neuer’s contract expires in 2024.
There will be open competition with Neuer if, as hoped, he is fit again for the new season after his broken leg, which is to be wished for.
If Sommer plays a top second half, Neuer would probably have to be satisfied with number 2 for the time being. And that also applies to the national team. Both Marc-André ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp would have deserved to play at Euro 2024 if they perform in the upcoming internationals.
Neuer threatens number 2 twice – that would be a very bitter end to his career, which he would have caused himself.