Cape Town - Manchester City forward Leroy Sane is said to be weighing up
a potential move to Bayern Munich, although he has doubts over whether the move
would be in his best interests.
The Germany international was a major target for the
Bavarian giants before injuring cruciate knee ligaments playing in the season
curtain-raiser Community Shield victory over Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola's team have certainly missed his rapid flank
raids, although the £130 million-rated forward posted Instagram footage this week of
him training outdoors for the first time since his cruel blow at Wembley back
Reports in Germany have continued to state that the
23-year-old is still coveted at the Allianz Arena next year, with Bayern's
board convinced they could even get the former Schalke starlet for below £100m,
once he proves his overall fitness again.
Sources close to Sane, however, are now hinting the German
is having second thoughts about moving back to his homeland, with an English
girlfriend and new baby also now factored into the equation.
The City favourite is also said to be 'unimpressed' with the
current state of the Bayern team, who are struggling down in the fifth position
in the Bundesliga table.
Sane allegedly does not want to join a team in major
transition - especially if Bayern are unable to afford to add to his quality
The Citizens are desperate for their man to stay and have
made it abundantly clear to his representatives that their offer of a five-year
deal worth £200,000-per-week remains on the table.
It would make Sane one of the highest-paid players on the
roster at the Etihad, having snubbed their overtures to pen a new agreement for
the last 18 months.
He has less than two years left on his present deal but Sane
has had plenty of thinking time whilst sidelined, which could yet leave
officials in Munich cursing.
City signed Sane from Schalke for £38m in 2016, with
the club's top-brass adamant he is now amongst the top echelon of young
footballers around the world, which explains their own continued charm
offensive to keep him seated in Manchester.
- TeamTalk Media