Leroy Sané has decided (again) to join Bayern Munich, reports Bild, and he would prefer to leave Manchester City immediately this January in the winter transfer window. That is the extent of the actual “news” that Bild offers.
Sané is currently still rehabilitating the ACL injury he suffered in the Community Shield at the beginning of the 2019/20 season. He is expected to make his comeback in February. Hypothetically, Bayern Munich could attempt to sign Sané this winter and patiently wait for him to return to match fitness. The question is whether the club deems it worthwhile to do so.
Manchester City wanted over €100m (Bild claims €150m) for Sané last summer as negotiations neared an end that never arrived. One would think that they would lower their price both in light of Sané’s injury and in light of his contract: he will enter into the final year of his contract this July if, as anticipated, he refuses to sign an extension.
Bayern thus could perhaps make good on former president Uli Hoeness’ claim that one could pull off a big transfer for less than €100m “if you proceed shrewdly.” Could all three parties — Sané, Bayern, and City — come to terms ahead of schedule over the winter break?