Cape Town - Manchester City forward Leroy Sane's
wage demands ultimately led to Bayern Munich abandoning their pursuit of
the player, according to reports.
The Bavarians were chasing the Germany international throughout the
summer as he soon became their number one transfer target, but a deal
failed to happen.
There were suggestions City did not want to sell, the transfer fee
was too high, and the player himself was also reluctant to leave
Manchester and return to his homeland.
However, it has now emerged that the wages were the real issue, with
sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic saying Bayern were not willing to
break their wage structure to accommodate him.
In the end, any hope of a deal was scuppered after Sane picked up a
knee injury that ruled him out for the next six months. But if Bayern
had had it their way he would have been on board before then.
There is talk that Bayern will renew their interest in the future,
but the player will have to lower his demands if a deal is to happen.
- TeamTalk Media