When Manuel Neuer broke his leg, Bayern Munich had been despatched into scramble mode.
Sporting director Hasan “Brazo” Salihamidžić reduce brief his trip and the membership’s individuals put their heads collectively to formulate a plan.
Curiously, a report got here out from Kicker journalist Georg Holzner, which acknowledged that the one who pushed for the acquisition of Jan Sommer over another candidate – specifically Good goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel – was former coach Julian Nagelsmann:
Jan Sommer was primarily the want of Julian Nagelsmann, whereas the officers favored Kasper Schmeichel and had been in superior talks with him. The Dane was set to signal on a six-month deal, however Nagelsmann needed a German-speaking goalkeeper on an extended contract.
The rationale Nagelsmann was alleged to have was sound and intelligent, however the timing of this story’s launch – whereas Bayern Munich was mainly cracking it in each doable method – could be very curious.
Regardless of the case, Sommer was the absolute best choice, however his presence will definitely make issues crowded subsequent season when Neuer, Sven Ulrich, Alexander Knobel and Johannes Schenk are all in goalkeeper coaching classes.
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