REPORT: Manchester City Hoping to Tie Down Leroy Sane to a New Contract
Manchester City Hopeful over New Leroy Sane Contract
Fending off Interest from Bayern Munich
German champions Bayern Munich were reportedly interested in the 23-year-old for much of the summer transfer window. Munich view Sane as their preferred long-term replacement for Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, who both left in the summer.
However, Pep Guardiola is reluctant to see the German leave the Etihad. As a result, the German winger is now in negotiations over a new contract. This is despite Sane currently being sidelined by injury.
Bayern Still Chasing Despite New Signings
Bayern Munich are still keen on signing Leroy Sane despite their high profile summer signings. Reports suggest that the German giants could make a fresh bid in January. This is despite manager Niko Kovac adding both Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho to his squad. However, both have joined initially on loan.
As a result, they’re still looking for a permanent solution to their outgoing legends Robben and Ribery. There is now a gaping hole in the Bayern Munich side, as the pair have left big shoes to fill.
Will Leroy Sane Receive Consistent Game Time at Manchester City?
The winger is currently on the sidelines suffering with ligament damage. However, when he returns, there are doubts as to whether he will receive consistent game time.
Pep Guardiola often rotated Sane last season in-and-out of the Manchester City side. He made ten of his appearances in the Premier League last season from the bench, and only completed 90 minutes 11 times.
However, now due to injury, the German may find it tougher to return to the first 11, meaning he may look to move on from the Etihad.