Bayern Munich seems to have beaten Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Yann Sommer this month. Spurs were said to be interested in the Swiss international going into the winter transfer window, but after an injury to Manuel Neuer, Bayern allegedly swooped in and landed the 34-year-old.
According to Fabrizio Romano, a physical for Bayern signing Sommer on a deal until 2025 is scheduled within the next few hours. We have to wonder whether Sommer is making the correct choice by joining Bayern instead of Spurs.
Yes, he will likely win a league championship and maybe the Champions League with Bayern this season, but after Manuel Neuer returns from injury, he will be demoted to the second-string goalkeeper.
A number of Hugo Lloris’s recent mistakes have lost Spurs games and maybe the season. Although, having said that, at the age of 34, Sommer is likely aware that time is running out on his career, and although being Spurs’ number one for a few years is appealing, the opportunity to win a major trophy with Bayern over the next two years was likely too good to pass up.
The question of whether or not Sommer can unseat Neuer as Bayern’s starter remains open, although, at this point, it seems quite improbable. The German is a genuine icon in Munich and continues to be one of the best goalkeepers of all time.
Spurs continue to search for a long-term successor for Lloris, and recent weeks have seen names like David Raya, Robert Sanchez, and Seny Dieng linked to the team.