The season is probably over for Christian Mathenia. A shoulder injury forces the 1. FC Nürnberg goalkeeper to sit on the sidelines for several months. The second division team does not want to distribute the burden solely to Carl Klaus and Jan Reichert, experienced reinforcements are needed.
According to information from ‘kicker’, Nuremberg is showing great interest in Michael Esser. There is hope at the club that VfL Bochum will be willing to make a deal with little or no transfer as Esser’s contract with the Revierklub expires in the summer.
The 35-year-old returned to Bochum from Hannover 96 in 2021. However, Esser can’t get past the seeded Manuel Riemann, he hasn’t played a minute this season. The chances of being deployed in Nuremberg are undoubtedly greater.