The French first division club AS Monaco has apparently made a decision regarding the future of goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, who was loaned out by FC Bayern.
As the sports newspaper “L’Équipe” reports in its online edition, a permanent move by the 26-year-old to the Principality is off the table. Nübel will return to FC Bayern in the summer after his two-year loan expires.
In Monaco, after mixed performances, criticism of the former Schalke had recently grown. “The perception around him isn’t fair, it’s too negative. But he’s also had periods where he’s performed better than he has in recent weeks. Now it’s up to him to prove he’s in the right form for this final stretch,” said coach Philippe Clement at the press conference before the latest league game at FC Nantes.
Nübel is in fourth place in Ligue 1, but has already conceded 42 goals in 30 games this season – a significantly worse record than competitors RC Lens (22) or Olympique Marseille (29).
Monaco’s managers are said to be already looking for a successor. The Frenchman Jean Butez from Royal Antwerp is traded as a possible candidate.
Huge competition for Alexander Nübel at Bayern
It is now completely open how Nübel will continue in the medium term.
At FC Bayern, the three goalkeeper positions from the summer are currently filled with top-class players such as Manuel Neuer, who wants to attack again after breaking his lower leg, Yann Sommer and Sven Ulreich. It is considered impossible that Nübel will sit permanently on the bench or even in the stands with the German record champions.
In “ZDF” at the end of January, Nübel described the role as number one at FC Bayern as a “very clear goal”. Before that, he almost returned to Munich because of Neuer’s injury. However, Monaco opposed it and so the FCB bosses chose Sommer.