The position of goalkeeper at OM is one of the priority projects of Pablo Longoria in the next summer mercato. Yohann Pele is at the end of his contract and Steve Mandanda (36 years old) needs a replacement. The name of a young keeper from Bayern Munich is on the table of the new president of the Olympians.
OM : Alexander Nübel targeted to replace Yohann Pele
Yohann Pele will leave OM at the end of his contract on June 30. L’Equipe confirms it: “At 38 years old, Yohann Pele is not expected to sign a new contract extension, after he surprisingly signed on for another season last summer. The leaders are looking for a second number 1 to prepare for the post-Mandanda era”. To replace him in Jorge Sampaoli‘s squad, Pablo Longoria is on the trail of Alexander Nübel, a German youth international Goalkeeper. According to Sport 1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, Olympique the Marseille has made “a new request” to the Bundesliga club for the understudy of Manuel Neuer (35).
Marseille faces competition from AS Monaco
The German colleague goes further on the interest of OM for Alexander Nübel. He believes that there is strong competition for him. In search of a more efficient Goalkeeper compared to Benjamin Lecomte, AS Monaco is also interested in the services of the 24-year-old keeper. The club of the Rock is “currently the favorite” to attract Alexander Nübel in the Principality according to the source. OM will have to roll up its sleeves if it wants to compete with ASM and its big portfolio.
As a reminder, Pablo Longoria is also on other tracks. The Turkish newspaper Fanatik recently revealed the interest of the Phocaean manager for Ersin Destanoglu (20 years old), the current number one keeper of Besiktas in the Turkish championship. To return to Nübel, he is under contract at Bayern until June 2025 and is worth a little more than 6.5 M€ on the transfer market.