gone soon? Speculations about summer are increasing
FC Bayern brought in Yann Sommer to replace the injured Manuel Neuer. The contract period was deliberately long, but could become obsolete. After poor performance, Sommer is under criticism. And on the jump?
DYann Sommer’s future at Bayern Munich seems uncertain. The Swiss World Cup goalkeeper was repeatedly criticized for his performance in the setbacks for the German record champions in the Champions League and Bundesliga. The 34-year-old should also be in goal on Sunday (3.30 p.m. / DAZN) in Munich’s home game against Hertha BSC. According to several media, it is unclear whether he will play a role in coach Thomas Tuchel’s ensemble beyond the end of the season. This is reported, among other things, by the “kicker”.
The Swiss came from Borussia Mönchengladbach during the winter break for eight million euros as a replacement for the injured Manuel Neuer. The contract is dated until June 30, 2025, also to force a fight in goal. As of now, Sommer, Neuer and Alexander Nübel, who is loaned to AS Monaco, would meet in Munich in the new season. In addition, Bayern still have Sven Ulreich and Johannes Schenk as keeper.
Most recently, Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel reported on Neuer’s progress in rehabilitation. “It is a great pleasure to watch Manu in rehab. It’s progressing every day,” said Tuchel. “I think that Manu – I’m 100 percent sure – wants to know again. Now let’s just wait and see and encourage him along the way. He is our captain and that of the German national team. This must not be forgotten. That shows a great personality in German sport.”
Sommer wants to be the regular goalkeeper at the European Championship
Neuer is out for the entire season because of his broken leg after a ski tour. It was heard from various quarters that the 37-year-old’s rehabilitation was improving.
The time of the new return could also affect the calculation of the summer. The former Gladbacher wants to play with Switzerland at the 2024 European Championships in Germany – and that as number one in goal. He needs match practice for that. A role as a substitute goalkeeper behind Neuer, who also has the European Championship in mind with the German team, is not helpful for Sommer.