A few days ago, FC Bayern announced that regular keeper Manuel Neuer would not be available to the club in the coming weeks. The 35-year-old has to undergo knee surgery. A circumstance that could suddenly become a bigger problem.
Sven Ullreich was once again to represent Manuel Neuer. The 33-year-old, who returned to FC Bayern in the summer after a year at Hamburger SV, has often mastered the role of deputy brilliantly in the past, so there was no real panic after Neuer was out on Säbener Straße. This could change now.
Information from “sky” and “image“According to Ullreich, there is a suspicion of an infection with the corona virus. An increased value is said to be the reason why Ullreich was absent from training on Wednesday. An explanation is therefore expected during the day.
If the fear is confirmed, FC Bayern would only have three makeshift solutions with Christian Früchtl and young hopefuls Johannes Schenk and Manuel Kainz. To make matters worse, Lukas Schneller and Jakob Mayer are currently missing two goalkeeper talents injured.
Früchtl still without a commitment for the FC Bayern pros
Früchtl, at 22 the most experienced from the third row, has never played a game for the Munich pros. In the past season, the former German U20 national player was also loaned to 1. FC Nürnberg, but was never able to hold his own against the existing competition.
On the upcoming Bundesliga matchday at VfL Bochum, FC Bayern should be favorites even with an inexperienced goalkeeper, but the situation seems to be more precarious shortly afterwards. After all, on February 16, Munich will be guests in the round of 16 of the Champions League at RB Salzburg. A game that points the way for the rest of the season.