According to a report from Sky Sports, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich could attempt to coax former goalkeeper Tom Starke out of retirement following news of Manuel Neuer’s injury.
Breaking news spread like wildfire this morning that Bavarians shot-stopper Neuer could be set for an extended spell on the sidelines with a broken foot.
This will leave Carlo Ancelotti’s men with little option but to promote backup keeper Sven Ulreich to no.1, despite the fact that he has made just 7 German top-flight appearances for the club since his arrival from Stuttgart two years ago.
As a result, Sky are reporting this afternoon that Bayern are now considering asking Tom Starke to come out of retirement as an emergency option.
Starke, a 36-year-old vastly experienced goalkeeper, had been at the Allianz Arena for 5 years before his retirement at the end of last season.
He also lined out for the likes of Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim over the course of his 17-year career, and may now be set to pull on his gloves for one more season.