Germany’s prestigious club Bayern Munich plans to strengthen its back door. The main character is Swiss goalkeeper Jan Sommer.
Reporter Florian Plettenberg of Germany’s ‘Sky Sports’ said on his personal social media account on the 5th (Korean time), “Munich has concluded a verbal agreement with Sommer on a winter transfer. He only wants to join Munich. He has until 2025. A contract can be made,” he said.
The Swiss national dreamed of making his professional debut in 2003 when he joined FC Basel’s youth team. Sommer immediately took off as the main goalkeeper of the U-21 team and solidified his position in the team. Sommer gained experience by going on loan to Vaduz and Grasshopper Club Zurich.
It was in the 2011-12 season that he played an active part in earnest. At that time, Sommer played 31 league games, conceded 29 goals, and showed a clean sheet in 13 games, reborn as the team’s goalkeeper. Somer also worked with Park Joo-ho at the time. 안전놀이터
Thanks to these performances, he entered the German stage. Sommer made his new home in the summer of 2014 with Borussia Monchengladbach in the German Bundesliga. When goalkeeper Ter Stegen moved to Barcelona, he was dropped as a substitute resource. Sommer has become a veteran goalkeeper, appearing in 335 matches for Monchengladbach alone.
Sommer was also selected for the Swiss national team. Selected for the national team for the first time in 2012, Sommer was selected for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and made his first World Cup appearance. Afterwards, he played an active part in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Euro 2016 and helped the team advance to the round of 16. Sommer went on to defend the team’s goal at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He was already approaching the age of 34, but new opportunities arose. That’s what Munich proposed a transfer. Munich currently have goalkeeper Manuel Neuer wearing gloves, but are in need of a replacement. After the World Cup, Neuer suffered a fracture while visiting a ski resort on vacation. It’s a season out situation.
Therefore, Munich searched for a replacement goalkeeper. Munich wanted to sign AS Monaco goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, but plans to sign Sommer goalkeeper when negotiations became difficult. An individual agreement was reached, but the agreement between the clubs still remains. Reporter Plettenberg said: “As of now, no official bid has been made to Moenchengladbach. They will send them whenever they find a replacement for Sommer.”