At this point, the rumors that have come and gone over the past ten months regarding a potential Leroy Sane move to Bayern Munich have been exhaustive to say the very least. Still, though, the most recent reports coming out of Germany suggest that the winger is still keen on a move to Munich and he’s rejected contract negotiation talks with Manchester City. It’s even been suggested that he would want to try and have a move finalized by this winter’s transfer window.
It remains to be seen whether or not a deal will actually transpire either this winter or summer, but German National Team manager Joachim Low is confident that the 23-year old would be a fantastic addition to the Bundesliga as a whole. He says that the winger would be an “attraction” for the league if he were to join Bayern (Daily Mail):
He’s got many special skills and a completely unique style of play. He would be an attraction for the Bundesliga. The Bundesliga needs to watch out - the international ranking doesn’t look too good because in recent years the league fell behind a bit. Sane could maintain the attractiveness of the Bundesliga.
Unfortunately, Low’s point about the Bundesliga not being high enough on the pecking order of the top European leagues is probably true, but he’ll have had plenty of experience working with Sane in Die Mannashcaft’s squad. He was controversially left out of the 2018 World Cup squad by Low, but was recalled to the squad for Germany’s excursions in the UEFA Nations League and Euro 2020 qualifying campaign before sustaining his knee injury this summer.
He still likely won’t return to action until late February or early March, but his recovery process has begun to intensify. Earlier this week, he took part in his first “pitch session” since sustaining his injury in August, which is a massive milestone in his long layover:
| Leroy Sané has completed his first pitch session.— City Chief (@City_Chief) December 16, 2019
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