Alexander Nubel is on loan at AS Monaco from Bayern Munich until the summer of 2023, but it remains to be seen what his future will look like once the loan spell ends. For what it’s worth, the loan to the Ligue 1 side was one of the best moves he could make all things considered as it was clear he wouldn’t get enough playing time behind Manuel Neuer at the Bayern, who ended up recovering Sven Ulreich. this summer from Hamburg SV. In retrospect, the clause in his contract with Bayern when he signed with Schalke 04 which stated that he would play at least 10 matches for Bayern in his debut season was incredibly unrealistic and inconceivable.
According to a recent report from SportBild (via Fussballnews), Nubel is well aware that Neuer is set to renew his contract with Bayern and therefore wants to draw up his own long-term plan between now and next spring. He has another season on loan with Monaco and Bayern have reportedly already contacted him to extend his contract with Bayern as they still see him as a potential successor to Neuer, but Nubel still sees no guarantees in that regard. Julian Nagelsmann had recently spoken to him on the phone, but Bayern simply could not guarantee that he would have enough playing time at Bayern once his loan spell at Monaco ended and that he would return to serve as Neuer’s back-up.
There is also an option where Bayern and Monaco could agree to extend Nubel’s loan for another year, but the keeper no longer wants to be on continued loans and wants to find a permanent solution somehow. or another. Whether that happens or not, Bayern could also try to sell him to Monaco permanently with a potential buyout clause if that’s something Monaco would be interested in entertaining. Nubel is currently their number one keeper and has recorded a total of 11 clean sheets in 35 appearances in all competitions, mostly as a starting keeper. The Coupe de France matches were really the only matches he didn’t always start in.
Much of Nubel’s future will also depend on what happens with Arminia Bielefeld’s Stefan Ortega, in addition to Neuer extending his contract with Bayern. Ortega has been linked with a potential move to Bayern as his contract is due to expire this summer and there has been no signal from Bayern yet that they plan to extend Ulreich’s contract. Ortega has been relatively dismissive of the rumours, but he at previously stated that if he did leaving Bielefeld would only be for Bayern. Should this materialize, it would be a clear indication for Nubel to be sure to find a permanent future away from Bayern.