Um, okay then. Just yesterday, Fabrizio Romano of The Guardian reported that Manchester City had rejected the first Bayern Munich bid for Leroy Sane. Romano is generally considered a reliable source for transfer news, so it was easy to accept his reporting as accurate and factual. After all, it certainly made sense — why wouldn’t City reject a paltry 80m euro bid?
Well, now Christian Falk (writer for Bild and Sport Bild, and a source with insider info on Bayern) has decided to chime in on the rumors. What he says, if true, turns the entire saga on its head:
Update @LeroySane19: @FCBayern has definitely not made an offer to @ManCity for the Player yet— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) May 31, 2019
If your reaction is one of abject bemusement, then don’t worry — we’re all in the same boat. Fabrizio Romano responded to Falk’s tweet, keeping his cards close to his chest.
made and refused... it’s what I know mate, first bid... let’s wait for next bid if Bayern will do it! Everyone has his own sources and info, I respect all journalists— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 31, 2019
In the midst of two journos with relatively even credibility (at least pertaining to Bayern-related stories), who do we believe? Like Romano says, all journalists have their own sources and info — Romano’s presumably from the English side of the channel and Falk’s on the German side. Both seem very confident about their reporting.
Faced with the issue of Schrödinger’s bid, it is far too much to discern truth from fiction. Maybe both journalists are telling the truth, as far as they know. I mean, what is reality really? It is our perception of the truth. And when truth is blurred by lies and misinformation, perception becomes reality and all is lost (got that from google).
Understanding transfer rumors is like trying to gaze upon a Lovecraftian deity, you will inevitably go mad from the revelation. So we leave it to you — what do YOU think about these reports?
What do you believe?
This poll is closed
A Sane bid was made and rejected.
No bid was made.
Football is a lie, made to distract us from the unyielding harshness of our reality. We are but a speck in a cold, uncaring universe.