FC Schalke 04 have a decision to make on Alexander Nübel’s future playing time with the club in the Rückrunde, and they continue to monitor available goalkeepers in the January window.
After cutting some dead weight at the striker position, acquiring Michael Gregoritsch on loan, and focusing in on a loan deal for FC Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo, FC Schalke 04 remain interested in goalkeepers on the transfer market.
Schalke removed the captaincy from starting goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, who chose to sign a five-year deal with Bayern Munich to become their star of future between the sticks. Since the Royal Blues have an equally promising young keeper behind Nübel in Markus Schubert, they are expected to bench Nübel for Schubert so that they aren’t developing a future Bayern player.
If they do this, Die Knappen could look to sign another young keeper to develop behind Schubert, who has shown he’s of starting quality during Nübel’s suspension for a horror tackle on Mijat Gacinovic of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Now, L’Equipe reports that Schalke are interested in Nîmes youth keeper Amjhad Nazih, who is under a youth contract with the club until the end of the 2021-2022 season.
Per L’Equipe, Schalke aren’t the only Bundesliga club with interest in Nazih, as RB Leipzig are also monitoring the 17-year-old goalkeeper. Since Leipzig are one of the best teams in the world at developing talent – yes, the Royal Blues are up there, too – it’s a good sign that they are also interested in the player.
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Nazih was a part of France’s U17 World Cup team and currently plays for Nîmes’ U19 team. Not much is known about him as a prospect, but it’s good to see Schalke trying to get in early on another promising keeper. Given how good Nübel and Schubert are turning out, it’s safe to say their judgment on keepers remains strong.