Leroy Sane has opted against using City’s preferred surgeon and instead opted for Bayerns go-to guy.
According to The Daily Mail, Leroy Sane has chosen a surgeon favoured by Bayern Munich and the German national team.
Rather than the one manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester City preferred for his knee surgery.
Sane will have knee surgery very soon. For an injury sustained in the Community Shield to his anterior, cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Cugat is Guardiola go-to guy for knee surgeries. He is the preferred doctor not only of City but also Barcelona.
He has been used by the Blues before for treatment carried out on Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan in the past.
Sane has gone against club wishes and opted for Professor Christian Fink at the Gelenkpunkt Surgery in Innsbruck.
It is believed he has been recommended to the winger by several of his international teammates.
City has not objected to the change of surgeon, they have given the player the “personal choice.”
What was noted though, was that Guardiola was unaware of the situation when questioned at the mangers pre-game press conference.
He said when asked about the choice of surgeon:
“I cannot answer that question, I don’t know.”
Sources close to the club, have dismissed any suggestion that this has bearing on any potential transfer in the future. Or that Bayern has had any influence on Sane’s decision.
Fink who has been the surgeon for several Bayern players in the past, also has close ties to Bayern club doctor Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt.
An interesting point to note is that Muller-Wohlfahrt was dismissed from Munich after a disagreement with Guardiola. Only to be rehired after he left the club.