Alexander Nübel: “Monaco told me they don’t want to give me up.”

Speaking ahead of AS Monaco’s Ligue 1 fixtures against AC Ajaccio, Alexander Nübel (26) has said that he is happy at the Principality club, adding that the club doesn’t want to let him return to Bayern Munich this winter. 

Nübel is 18 months into his two-year loan deal from the German champions. However, following a season-ending injury to number one goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, it had been reported that Bayern Munich were keen on repatriating their player. 

Reacting to the rumours that he would return to Bayern Munich this month to deputies for Neuer, Nübel said that all of his energy and focus is on Monaco. He added, “In the end, the decision [to return to Bayern Munich] lies with Monaco. They have the right to decide this winter and they told me that they don’t want to give me up. I haven’t really had any conversation with Bayern. That’s why I’m here and I’m really happy that I’m still here.” 

Responding to a question from Get French Football News’ Luke Entwistle about his long-term future, and the possibility of remaining at Monaco beyond his current loan deal, Nübel said, “The next weeks and months are more important than what comes after. The focus is still on the season. It is important to keep my thoughts on this. For sure there will be some conversations here with the club and also with Bayern Munich as well as other options. My agent is doing this. The most important thing is Monaco and nothing else is on my mind.”

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