Leroy Sane’s move to Bayern Munich after a year-long transfer saga is now confirmed, with the winger swapping Eastlands for Bavaria in a £44.7 million deal which could rise to £54.8m through add-ons – but City may have already identified his perfect replacement in Wolves star Adama Traore.
Over the last two months, Man City have been ‘positioned’ on a move for Traore according to le10sport, with the Sky Blues apparently monitoring his situation in the Midlands alongside arch rivals Man United and Liverpool.
Should Man City sign Traore?
Yes, get the deal done
No, better alternatives
Traore, who has hugely impressed over the 2019/2020 Premier League campaign, could cost us up to £75 million – with the fee received for Sane potentially going some way to help our financial standpoint in making the move happen.
A number of high profile wingers have recently been tipped to succeed Sane, with Leon Bailey, Jadon Sancho and Kingsley Coman all previously being linked to an Etihad move in the wake of our star’s exit.
However, given Traore’s numbers this season, it’s debatably clear that City may have identified Sane’s perfect replacement already – with rival boss Jurgen Klopp also describing the player as ‘exceptional‘ in past interviews.
Indeed, winger Raheem Sterling came closest to that number with just 1.7 per 90 – potentially highlighting Traore’s pedigree as a creative outlet.
Pep Guardiola is fully aware of the 24-year-old’s capabilities, as displayed through his accolades against us this season – with the attacker scoring a brace at the Etihad and terrorising left-back Benjamin Mendy during our 3-2 loss in the return fixture at Molineux.
Only time will tell whether City do indeed follow through with a Traore deal, but he may be our best bet of replicating Sane’s impact.