Manchester City’s winger, Leroy Sane’s future has been thrust into further darkness after outspoken Bayern President, Uli Hoeness confirmed that the Bundesliga winners who have bagged it an eighth time in a row were keen on getting the services of the German international after his displeasure to extend his stay at PremierLeague winners.
The 23, has been Bayern’s top target this summer, as club chiefs look to revitalise the German champions’ squad in a move that is meant to replace outgoing veteran duo of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery after Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Achilles injury forced Die Roten into a rethink.
Sane, who joined City from Schalke for £37million in 2016, made 47 appearances for City in 2018-19 in all competitions scoring 16 goals but only 30 of those games were starts the rest being substitutions with the star completing the full 90 minutes on only 16 occasions for the whole season
Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva were Pep Guardiola’s preferred options in the wide positions, while Riyad Mahrez came in from the cold and was preferred to Sane in the must-win Premier League finale against Brighton, and in the FA Cup Final.
In most cases, Sane’s bromance with Guardiola has appeared to be a marriage of convenience, and in City’s penultimate league game against Leicester, after bringing Sane on as a substitute at 0-0, the Spaniard was notably irate with the German’s display.
Recently, the City boss who is being linked to a move to Italian giants, Juventus, addressed Sane’s future and explained City has been working for over a year, without success, to get him to agree on a new deal.
An international media revealed that Bayern is growing confident of putting together a deal to take Sane back to Germany after his failure to get a fresh agreement with the English PremierLeague winners.
Now, after star striker Robert Lewandowski declared that Sane is “a player who can immediately take us higher, who improves the team”, Bayern president Hoeness confirmed that they are pushing to land Sane.
“We are dealing with this player,” he told Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Hoeness’ strong declaration came after sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic had been more coy on reports linking Sane with a move to Bavaria.
Quizzed on Sane, Salihamidzic said: “I don’t comment on names. We will try to do something for the new season, so we must also clarify how much money we have available for it.
Bayern, who have already completed deals for French defensive duo Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard, is expected to focus heavily on landing attacking talent in the coming months.
The Bundesliga giants are set to have the winger get a permanent deal with the relentlessly and is set to test the waters with a £70million opening offer.