According to a report from Sky Germany, Man City look set to battle two top European clubs over the signature of Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman if Leroy Sane does eventually move to Bavaria – with the player currently valued at around £52.6 million.
Coman, starting just 11 Bundesliga matches this campaign, has suffered from a succession of injury issues over 2019/2020 and beyond – missing a grand total of 30 games for Bayern Munich since mid-2018 according to Transfermarkt.
Should City swoop for Coman?
Do it, exciting youngster
No, terrible injury record
Judging by City’s own injury record to key players in recent seasons, with Aymeric Laporte largely ruled out of action this year along with Kevin De Bruyne missing most of 2018/2019, it’s logical to think manager Pep Guardiola will not want to bring in another player to sit on the sidelines.
However, if Bayern do land Sane in the summer after a year-long transfer saga, City seem set to swoop for Coman as an attacking replacement – willing to battle La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona for the privilege.
Despite his recent fitness record, Coman has attracted lofty praise for his past exploits, with Germany international striker Thomas Muller describing him as ‘solid gold’ with ‘extraordinary’ skills and ‘incredible’ horsepower in an interview with Bundesliga.
Judging by these glowing endorsements, the 23-year-old debatably could offer that degree of excitement when featuring, and his appeal to the Sky Blues is helped by the fact he is a huge admirer of Guardiola – describing the Spaniard as the best coach he has ever played under.
Bearing this in mind, while there are positives to a potential Coman swoop, his injury record appears as a stain to an otherwise exciting prospect – but whether or not we do move for the winger remains to be seen.