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Alexander Nubel to join Monaco on two-year loan

Tom Gott
Alexander Nubel is leaving Bayern Munich
Alexander Nubel is leaving Bayern Munich / Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nubel is on his way to France to sign for Monaco on a two-year loan.

The 24-year-old joined Bayern on a free transfer from Schalke last summer but made just four appearances in all competitions, instead playing second fiddle to club captain Manuel Neuer all year.

Billed as the heir to Neuer's throne at Bayern, Nubel is keen to be playing regular football at this point in his career, and it seems as though his club agree as Sport1 state that Nubel is set to spend the next two years with Monaco.

Nubel, who will undergo his medical on Saturday, is set to link up with former Bayern boss Niko Kovac. The Croatian is looking to take Monaco closer to the Ligue 1 title, having fallen out of the race in the final weeks of this past season.

In Monaco, Nubel will compete for minutes with first-choice starter Benjamin Lecomte, who still has three years remaining on his contract.

Alexander Nübel
Nubel wants regular minutes / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern now need to find a new goalkeeper to cover for Neuer, and according to Florian Plettenberg, the German champions are pursuing a deal to bring Sven Ulreich back to the Allianz Arena.

The 32-year-old, who spent five years as backup to Neuer between 2015 and 2020, left on a free transfer to join Hamburg last summer, but is now a free agent after seeing his one-year deal at Volksparkstadion expire.

Ulreich is expected to sign a two-year deal to deputise for Neuer while Nubel continues to grow over in Monaco.

Sven Ulreich
Ulreich is set to return to Bayern / Oliver Hardt/Getty Images

Bayern have been busy in the transfer market this summer. On top of striking a deal to make Julian Nagelsmann their new manager, the Bundesliga champions have already confirmed the arrivals of defenders Dayot Upamecano and Omar Richards, and Ulreich looks like being the next player to join them.

Once the goalkeeper situation is sorted, Bayern are also expected to pursue a new right-back to compete with Benjamin Pavard, and there have also been suggestions that a new midfielder is high on their wish list.

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