If Leroy Sane completes his transfer to Bayern Munich Manchester City are planning on spending big.
With a possible 75 million euro release clause in his contract. Mikel Oyarzabal of Real Sociedad is apparently the man. It is thought that City will only splash the cash if someone else leaves.
While they have not been shy this summer with the club-record purchase of Rodri.
They do have the FFP in the back of their minds. They will not want to stir up any more trouble for themselves.
The young Spaniard was part of Under 21 national team “La Roja’s” who won this summers U21 European Championships in Italy.
That was preceded by an absolute screamer for the senior Sapin team in the game against Sweden. A 3-0 victory in the Euro 2020 qualifier.
The young Basque powerhouse is thought to be the ideal candidate to replace Sane by Pep Guardiola.
The money is really not an issue for City and neither would be offering Oyarzabal a vastly improved lucrative contract. He was attracting interest last summer. This prompted Sociedad to improve his terms then.
Bayern Munich has made the desire to acquire the services of German International Sane extremely public. Guardiola has done nothing to slow the momentum.
He stated very publicly “If a player wants to leave they can leave.”
With the figure of 90 million being touted for the young German international, that would not only fund the acquisition of his replacement but put money in the bank too.
This deal seems like a win-win for Pep, his City team, and the Owners.