Date: 23rd April 2020 at 1:00pm
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Writing in a column for the Manchester Evening News, journalist Adam Newson has earmarked three potential targets that Man City should pursue in order to replace the influence of star winger Leroy Sane. 

Sane, who has made 134 appearances for the club in total, scoring 39 goals and assisting 45 others, is currently at the centre of a transfer saga linking him with a move away to Bayern Munich.

The German international, impressing in flashes last season and scoring an important winning-goal against title rivals Liverpool at the Etihad, still struggled to nail down a regular starting place despite appearing pretty often.

According to WhoScored, Sane started 21 games for us last season with 10 cameos off the bench, partly due to the form of Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling during the latter stages of the campaign.

Now, with Sane constantly linked with a return to the Bundesliga, journalist Newson has outlined three candidates who could replace the 24-year-old if City were to make a move.

Jadon Sancho, Moussa Diaby and Harvey Barnes, at least according to the MEN writer, would apparently be more than ideal targets for Pep Guardiola – with Newson going on to explain that all three players have similar merit to Sane.

Who should Man City target?

Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho

Moussa Diaby

Moussa Diaby

Harvey Barnes

Harvey Barnes

Sancho, who left City in 2017 for Borussia Dortmund, could ‘fill the goalscoring and creative void‘ while Diaby may be ‘just as talented‘ as the Englishman.

Perhaps the most eye-opening of the three, Leicester City’s Barnes has an ‘abundance of potential‘ and could even fill the homegrown quota – something that may be an attractive proposition.

Whether or not City do keep their eye on this trio is up for debate, but one thing is for certain, all three hold their potential benefits.

 
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