Who will be in goal at FC Bayern next season is still relatively open. Now a new name has appeared on the keeper horizon that could put pressure on the old hands (in the long term). This should be lured to Munich with a transfer trick – for the time being.
It’s no secret that FC Bayern is currently looking closely at the transfer market. At least one striker should come so that Bayern can attack again in all three competitions next season and keep up until the end. But other positions are also being sought. According to a report from Belgium also somewhat surprisingly for fresh blood for the gate.
As the Belgian “Nieuwsblad Sport” reports, FC Bayern is in the illustrious circle of those interested in Bart Verbruggen. Since the end of last year, he has attracted attention with strong performances at RSC Anderlecht. Verbruggen is just 20 years old and is considered a great goalkeeping talent. With 1.94 meters, the Dutchman has guard measure in the keeper area. Its market value is estimated at around five million euros.
A large number of scouts are said to have recently observed Verbruggen, including spies from FC Bayern. They must have liked what they saw. But why is the German soccer record champion targeting the youngster at all?
Verbruggen as a long-term project at FC Bayern
The reason is obvious: the long-standing and currently injured regular keeper Manuel Neuer is already 37 years old, winter replacement Yann Sommer will also be 35 in December. And even Monaco returnee Alexander Nübel, reportedly without a chance in Munich, will 27 years old in September.
So Verbruggen would be the future option. The 20-year-old is considered an interesting player. According to the report, Anderlecht want to earn at least ten million euros from the sale of Verbruggen and would like to loan the Dutchman back immediately. This could also be a variant for the Bundesliga club, as it is said.
However, FC Bayern Verbruggen would probably prefer to loan out in the Bundesliga and/or to an international club. Anderlecht is only in the middle of the Belgian first division.
In addition to Munich, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester City are also considered interested. So far, however, there are said to be no concrete negotiations with the goalkeeper, who will be in Belgium until 2025.