Crystal Palace could be a potential destination for Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, if he leaves as expected next summer.
That’s according to BILD, who say the 27-year-old has three scenarios in front of him as he decides what comes next in his career.
The newspaper explains that after contract renewals for Manuel Neuer and Sven Ulreich, it’s become clear that Nübel will not be returning to the club at the end of the season.
He’s currently on loan at VfB Stuttgart and that ends in the summer, so a decision needs to be made about what comes next.
One option is that he extends his deal with Bayern and is loaned out again, although that would require a three-way agreement between all the relevant parties on terms similar to this season.
Which takes us to scenario three, which would mean Nübel not signing a new deal and looking for a new club to join.
According to BILD’s information the goalkeeper was already on Crystal Palace’s radar in the summer as they looked for a new number one.
Nübel eventually decided to remain in Germany but a move to the Premier League would allow him to earn ‘significantly more salary’ than he currently does and would allow Bayern to get more money through a transfer.
Whether Crystal Palace would still be in the mix given they spent €17.5m to sign Dean Henderson from Manchester United in the summer is up for debate, but they’re known as an interested party, nonetheless.
Henderson has struggled with injuries this season and barely featured since his arrival, so there is a chance they could look at alternative options and Nübel would fit the bill.
It’s something to keep an eye on in the coming months either way, with the player’s future seemingly away from Bayern and Crystal Palace having considered him in the summer.