According to insight from reliable Manchester Evening News journalist Stuart Brennan, Bayern Munich are apparently hopeful of landing star winger Leroy Sane on the cheap amid recent events which continue to cloud football.
A report from last August, courtesy of magazine kicker, suggested that Sane had in fact decided to join the Bavarian giants for an alleged €100 million sum (£87.6 million) – which would have made it the most expensive transfer in Bundesliga history at the time.
However, after tearing his ACL in the Community Shield that same month, ruling him out for the entire campaign to date, a move failed to materialise – with the MEN now suggesting that Bayern hold all the cards amid the growing pandemic currently sweeping Britain.
Sane joined the Sky Blues from Schalke in the summer of 2016 for a £37 million fee plus add-ons, going on to make 134 appearances for the club whilst scoring 39 goals and assisting 45 others according to Transfermarkt.
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The German winger also played a heavy hand in our domestic quadruple-winning season last campaign, scoring the winner at home to Liverpool in our 2-1 victory which arguably set us on the way to a historic title comeback.
Now, with football financing in the hole due to recent events, City’s position in selling Sane for a hefty fee has been weakened.
According to Brennan, the next transfer window could also signal the near-end of Sane’s contract – with the journalist claiming that he may only have a few months remaining on his current deal by the time business can be discussed.
This puts Bayern in a debatably strong position, with plenty of Blues presumably hoping that we do not offload Sane without at least scooping up a hefty fee for his services.