Ron-Thorben Hoffmann has long been considered a great goalkeeping talent at FC Bayern Munich – the big breakthrough has not materialized for years. That’s why the 23-year-old flees to England.

The big dream: A few months ago, Bayern’s goalkeeping talent Ron-Thorben Hoffmann went on loan to AFC Sunderland in the third English division. The 23-year-old feels good at first, he is the top performer in his team and has kept nine clean sheets in 23 games. But then comes the stroke of fate.

Short, compact, clear

Corona infection: Hoffmann gets infected with the corona virus, despite the booster vaccination he has to struggle with severe symptoms and long Covid: “Shortness of breath, dizzy spells, body aches, headaches and chills” – all after the infection is actually over. Hoffmann will not play a single game for Sunderland again.

Shattered dream