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Bayern Munich wants a keeper after Neuer damage, says coach Nagelsmann

Bayern Munich desires to signal a goalkeeper following the damage to Germany captain Manuel Neuer however the choices on the switch market within the winter interval are restricted, coach Julian Nagelsmann mentioned on Thursday.

Talking in Doha, Qatar, on the finish of a one-week coaching camp forward of the Bundesliga season restart subsequent week, Nagelsmann mentioned that, whereas 34-year-old Sven Ulreich was able to step in to interchange Neuer, the membership nonetheless wanted one other keeper.

“Our job is to look at the market, although it’s difficult in the winter (transfer window) to find goalkeepers as there are not that many options on the market that make sense for us,” Nagelsmann informed a information convention.

“It is a complex market, the one for goalkeepers. We are trying to do something. Ulreich has done it well in training here, but we are obliged to bring in another keeper, irrespective of who is number one and two.”

Neuer was dominated out for the remainder of the season after present process surgical procedure on a damaged bone following a snowboarding accident.

The keeper, who was a part of the Germany crew that crashed out of the World Cup within the first spherical, suffered a decrease leg fracture.

Nagelsmann mentioned the alternatives behind Ulreich had been restricted to youthful keepers, together with 19-year-old Johannes Schenk, with no expertise in high league matches.

Bayern, high of the Bundesliga, resumes its hunt for a record-extending eleventh straight league crown towards RB Leipzig on January 20.

Its solely warm-up match is towards Austria’s Salzburg on Friday.

“We want to put ourselves on track for the big match against top league rival Leipzig next week,” he mentioned. “We plan it as a full match for those most likely to be in the starting 11.”

Bayern, 4 factors clear on the high of the Bundesliga and 6 forward of third-placed Leipzig, faces Paris St Germain within the Champions League spherical of 16 subsequent month.

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