Given Leroy Sane’s highly-rumoured Man City exit, with the infamous Bayern Munich transfer saga having gone on since around this time last year, Pep Guardiola and co would be wise to scour the market for replacements – and one major potential candidate has emerged at a 50% discount.
Indeed, a past report from AS has claimed that Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze is at the centre of City’s interest alongside the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Should City sign Chukwueze to replace Sane?
Although Goal claim the west Londoners appear to be ahead in the race for his signature, if the Sky Blues decide to prioritise Chukwueze, it may well become a move that will pay dividends.
As Spanish outlet AS reiterate, Chukwueze’s astronomical €100 million (£89.6 million) release clause has been reduced by half due to recent events – with the figure now totalling just €50 million (£44.8 million).
Given this development, it may be the perfect time for City to launch a bid for the Nigerian prodigy – especially going by his WhoScored statistics.
Chukwueze has made more key passes on average this campaign than Sky Blue stars Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan – with only Raheem Sterling managing to amass more successful dribble attempts than the 21-year-old.
Described as ‘incredible‘ and ‘quality‘ by African footballing icon Samuel Eto’o, it’s clear the youngster possesses bags of potential – with Eto’o going on to claim he just needs to work on his finishing to become the complete player.
Given these accolades, and his noteworthy numbers at a young age, Chukwueze could be the Sane replacement we have been looking for.