Borussia Mönchengladbach rule out a winter transfer of their goalkeeper Yann Sommer to FC Bayern Munich. Accordingly, the Bundesliga club is said to have rejected a change from the Swiss, who was last associated with the German record champions. “We will not give up Yann Sommer. We told Bayern that too,” sporting director Roland Virkus told the Rheinische Post on Saturday.
On Saturday, Gladbach won 2-0 (1-0) in the first test match of the winter preparations against third division side VfB Oldenburg without their regular goalkeeper Sommer. The goals were scored by Rami Bensebaini (19th) and Patrick Herrmann (75th). Hannes Wolf and Florian Neuhaus made their comeback after their injuries. Coach Daniel Farke had already made a clear statement on this topic in advance. Regarding the speculation about the change, the coach replied that he “has no intention of giving it up. He’s a top goalkeeper in Europe.”
As announced, Farke did without Sommer when his team won. “Yann prefers to train for several weeks in preparation before playing again.” It is planned that he “will be used in the last two friendlies.”
The 34-year-old is “already an issue, of course,” confirmed Bayern’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic on Sky and continued: “We are examining our possibilities and options. We will make a decision in the near future.”