Robert Lewandowski revealed that Bayern Munich’s German players are eagerly awaiting Leroy Sane’s apparent arrival at the club.
Bayern have made Sane a target for the summer transfer window following Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery’s exits. Although club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will not lodge any offers until the player himself has decided on his future.
The Manchester City winger endured a tough time last season, with just 21 Premier League starts to his name. Nonetheless, Sane remains one of Europe’s most promising young stars and will likely command a hefty fee.
And now Bayern’s star striker Lewandowski has weighed in on the rumours during a tour in China while reflecting on Robben and Ribery’s departures.
“They are legends, and of course their departure is sad,” said Lewandowski, according to Goal.
“But Bayern will also sign more and better replacements. I believe that the winger Bayern sign in the future will be as good as Robben and Ribery.
“Bayern’s German players are now very much looking forward to Sane’s signing, but we have to wait and see what is going on.”
“In order to have a good performance next season and to overcome Dortmund, I hope that Bayern can do something in the transfer market this summer.”
The Bavarians lost defender Mats Hummels to rivals Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. Bild reported that the transfer fee came to a club record of €38m and the German has signed a three-year deal.
Therefore, Bayern will be keener than ever to add new talent like Sane to their ranks before the start of next season. So far, they’ve signed two players in French World-Cup winning defenders Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard.
Although Niko Kovac’s side have lost Rafinha to Flamengo and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez opted against making his loan deal at the club a permanent one this summer.