Niklas Süle has less than eight months left on his current deal at Bayern Munich and the time left on his contract has had no bearing on him featuring regularly for the Bavarian club this season.
His contract situation, meanwhile, has caught attention of Newcastle United. A month ago, Sport1 stated the Magpies are showing interest in the defender.
On November 3rd, Bild journalist Christian Falk stressed there were talks between the 26-year-old’s camp and the Tyneside club ‘three weeks ago’.
Another report from Sport1 suggests the centre-back is looking for a better deal at Bayern. He feels comfortable with the Bundesliga winners, while he’s also aware there is a market for him, ‘especially in the Premier League’.
The German international is represented by Volker Struth and the agent appeared as a guest on Sport1’s podcast, Meine Bayern-Woche, where he dismissed claims made by Falk.
“No, there were no talks – and on the subject of Newcastle United: An investor has now joined the club who is said to make the club the richest in Europe,” Struth said.
“From now on there will be rumours every week that some player is moving there. Now it is Süle, soon maybe Kingsley Coman or even Erling Haaland.”
Regarding Süle’s future, the agent explained only his client will decide where he wants to play beyond this term. Struth further stressed he will hold discussions with other clubs if there is no progress in talks with Bayern.
“Of course, you first have to get into a decision-making process. We are not that far yet. It’s all open. Anyone who is familiar with the business knows that there will be talks soon. Then you have to see what happens,” he explained.
“That is up to the player to decide. When we enter into such discussions, we are always charged with the wishes and demands of the players. It is not that the player is underage or that the player has no say.
“Niklas will tell us what he wants and if talks fail, you will have to talk to other clubs at some point.”