Since Manuel Neuer (36) gave the Bayern bosses a very nice winter theater. CEO Oliver Kahn, sports director Hasan Salihamdzic and technical director Marco Neppe ponder every day during the training camp in Doha how to proceed in the goalkeeper position.
There are a lot of phone calls, sometimes to Monaco, but even more often to Mönchengladbach, where dream goalkeeper Yann Sommer (34) is still under contract until the end of the season.
The people of Munich want to sign Sommer as a replacement for the injured Neuer – and Sommer wants to switch to Bayern. Alone: There is still a clear gap between Bavaria (four million euros) and Gladbach (eight million) when it comes to the transfer fee. Will there still be an agreement before January 31, when the transfer window closes? Open minded.
What is clear, however, is that Sommer should not only be committed for half a year, but for several years. Because with regular goalkeeper Neuer it is completely unclear how he will recover from his broken lower leg and when he will be able to start football training again.
According to “Sport1”, Neuer could be out even longer and even miss the preparation for the next season. So far it was assumed that Neuer would only be unavailable for the current season.
“Bild” reported that the captain sustained an open fracture of the tibia and fibula in his skiing accident, a complicated injury. Bayern’s concerns about Neuer are getting bigger.
This article was written by Maximilian Koch
The original of this article “Open tibia and fibula fracture? New riddles about Manuel Neuer” comes from the evening newspaper.