Bayern are apparently intent on getting their man!
According to German paper Bild, Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has officially begun negotiations with Manchester City over the transfer of Leroy Sané.
The rumour started before Manchester City’s Premier League trophy had even started to gather dust. As we have told you recently here at Ronaldo.com there is a real interest from all parties to do a deal.
The giants of German football want to bring Leroy Sane home. The intention is to make him a key figure in the Bayern team. Bayern lost both Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery to retirement at the end of the season.
Sane has impressed at City but really has only assumed the role of a bit-part player. His record of 89 Premier League appearances, 25 goals, and 28 assists, is not too shabby, having come off the bench on 21 of those occasions.
But it will always leave you playing second fiddle to Sterling and Aguero et al.
Pep Guardiola has not made much of an effort to quench the flames around this hot topic. Stating publically on City’s pre-season tour that the player can leave if he wants to leave.
Manchester City is already under threat from the UEFA and their financial fair play rules.
An outlay in the region of half a billion Euro’s in the last three years alone means that the 100 million rumoured to be on the table for Sane would surely help balance the books.
City has not done much business this window and FFP may be a key factor in that. There are less than two weeks to go until the transfer window shuts. So any negotiations need to take place quickly if they are to try and bring in a replacement.