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Schalke Goalkeeper Nubel On Free Transfer To Bayern Munich

The 23-year-old keeper has been tipped as the long-term successor to Manuel Neuer for country and now club, and will join at the end of the season

Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel on a free transfer.

The 23-year-old, tipped as the long-term successor to Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, will join when his Schalke contract expires at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Nubel has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Bundesliga champions, officially moving to the Allianz Arena on July 1.

Bayern travel to Doha for a training camp on Saturday, with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic teasing before the flight: “We will make an announcement when the time comes.”

Nubel has enjoyed a rapid rise at Schalke after making his Bundesliga debut as a 19-year-old.

While he only made a couple of first-team appearances in his first three years, during the 2018-19 season he was installed as number one by Domenico Tedesco, replacing long-term custodian Ralf Fahrmann between the posts.

At the beginning of this season, new manager David Wagner appointed Nubel as club captain, at just 22 and with only 20 Bundesliga appearances to his name – evidence of the high regard the youngster is held in at the club.

However, Schalke announced in December that he'd not be renewing his contract before it expired at the end of the current season.

He is currently serving a four-match suspension for a horrendous foul on Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Mijat Gacinovic.