Manchester City v Bristol City - Carabao Cup Semi-Final: First Leg
Leroy Sane of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Bristol City at Etihad Stadium on January 9, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The Chilean’s future remains a mystery, but a potential move to Manchester City is no concern for Sane.

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has no fears regarding Alexis Sanchez joining the club and potentially taking his position. The Chile international is believed to be on the verge of leaving the Gunners, with just six months left from his contract, and the Citizens are seen as favourites for his signature. Manchester United are also reported to have interest in the Chilean superstar, but City are believed to have the upper hand in the race.

And even if Sanchez joins the Premier League leaders, Sane insists he is ready for a challenge and has no fears about it.

“No, it doesn’t worry me personally,” the Germany international told The Guardian. “He’s a very good player. If he comes to us – I don’t know it will happen – he can help us.

“No player would say, ‘Oh I hope he doesn’t come’. Every one of us is playing really well right now and everyone has confidence. But there are so many games – so everyone is going to get games.

“If you don’t get challenged, then you can’t find out how good you are. Even if he is better, you can look up to him, learn and try to improve with him. That makes you a better player.

“Even if someone like that comes in and is in front of you – if he plays more – the target is to get in front of him in the first XI. So it makes you work harder.”