Roma join the hunt for Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel

Roma are reportedly one of many clubs keeping tabs on Germany international Alexander Nubel.

According to a report from Calciomercato, Roma have joined the hunt for Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel.

The Germany international was signed by Schalke 04 in August 2015 from SC Paderborn for a fee of 600,000 euros.

Alexander Nubel
Alexander Nubel

Since his arrival from Paderborn, Nubel has conceded 41 goals and provided 12 clean sheets in 33 games for Schalke, including conceded 9 goals and provided 3 clean sheets in 9 games in all competitions this season.

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in Germany.

Alexander Nubel has represented Germany at Under-21 level, winning 17 caps.

AS Roma
AS Roma

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Roma.

Paulo Fonseca wants to sign a new goalkeeper and Alexander Nubel is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

According to Calciomercato (via Bild), “Roma have entered the race to sign Schalke 04 goalkeeper Alexander Nubel. Nubel, 23, is widely considered to be one of the brightest young goalkeeping talents in Europe and has already drawn comparisons to Bayern Munich and Germany icon Manuel Neuer. Roma replaced Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen with Spanish shot stopper Pau Lopez during the summer but Nubel could represent a better long-term option who would start as a second keeper and eventually become the Giallorossi’s number one. However, Roma face competition from the likes of Bayern Munich, PSG and Manchester United for the German goalkeeper. It could be tough, therefore, for Roma to compete on a status and financial level with these clubs and the Roman outfit could miss out.”

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Roma have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Germany international.

If Nubel turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.

Roma fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

Whether he will join Roma or not remains to be seen.

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