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Bayern Munich confirm Nubel to join on free transfer from Schalke in summer

The FC guys delve into Alexander Nubel's move from Schalke to Bayern Munich and what it means for Manuel Neuer.

Bayern Munich have signed a precontract agreement with Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel, who will move to the Bundesliga champions on a free transfer on July 1.

Nubel, 23, had been linked with a number of top clubs, including Manchester United and Barcelona, after Schalke failed to tie him to a deal beyond the summer.

But Bayern Munich have won the race for the former Paderborn goalkeeper, who will now become the No. 2 to Germany captain Manuel Neuer, one of the defining shot stoppers of...

Schalke rule out U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie until February with shoulder injury

United States international Weston McKennie is set for a major spell on the sidelines, his Bundesliga club Schalke announced on Tuesday.

The midfielder fell awkwardly on his shoulder in the 10th minute of Sunday's match against Eintracht Frankfurt and was stretchered off the field.

Following further examinations McKennie has been ruled out until at least February after an MRI showed he had a shoulder dislocation in addition to "further damage to the shoulder."

McKennie joined Schalke's academy...

Schalke goalkeeper Nubel escapes with four-match ban for brutal kung-fu kick

Alexander Nubel was dismissed for this challenge on Mijat Gacinovic.

Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel has been banned for four matches following Sunday's shocking foul on Eintracht Frankfurt player Mijat Gacinovic.

Nubel stormed out of his penalty area on 66 minutes and landed a kung-fu kick on the chest of Gacinovic.

The 23-year-old Schalke captain was shown a red card for the challenge, while Gacinovic was substituted but escaped with bruised ribs.

On Monday, Nubel said his apology to Gacinovic had been accepted.

"I thought that was awesome," Nubel said.

Nubel...