Munich recruits 35-year-old GK Zomer…’Skiing Fracture’ Neuer fills the gap
Bayern Munich embraced Jan Sommer (35), who was guarding the goal of Borussia Monchengladbach.
On the 19th (Korean time), Munich officially announced on the club website, “We acquired Zomer after Manuel Neuer (38) was injured. The contract period is until June 30, 2025.” His shirt number is 27.
According to European football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the transfer fee is 9.5 million euros (approximately 12.7 billion won) including options. Zomer’s contract with Moenchengladbach was due to expire this summer, but Munich immediately paid for him. 바카라
The reason why Munich is in a hurry is that the main goalkeeper, Neuer, is out for the season. He suffered a broken shinbone while skiing while on vacation after being eliminated from the World Cup last month. He underwent surgery right away, but it was ruled that he would no longer be able to play this season.
Munich, which lost its gatekeeper in an instant, started looking for a replacement. The possibility of returning Alexander Nübel, who left on loan to AS Monaco, was also raised, but in the end, Munich’s choice was to recruit veteran goalkeeper Zomer.
Zomer is rather short at 183 cm, but his amazing reflexes and jumping power make him a top Bundesliga goalkeeper. The Swiss national team goalkeeper has been guarding the Moenchengladbach goal since 2014. He recorded a whopping 19 saves against Munich this season, setting the Bundesliga record for most saves.
“We had to react after the loss of Neuer,” said Hassan Salihamizic, general manager of Munich. He also has UEFA Champions League experience. A good kicker, Zomer has the ambition and personality that suits our team very well.”
Zomer also said, “I’m very excited to take on a new challenge in Munich. It’s a big and strong club. We’ve faced each other many times,” and “I’m proud to be part of Munich now.”