By all accounts, Bayern Munich is desperate to convince Manchester City winger and Germany international Leroy Sane to leave England and join Die Roten. Like any worthwhile transfer, however, Bayern’s pursuit of the 23-year-old has not exactly been easy.
Perhaps looking for a way to get creative with what it can offer Sane, Bayern is thinking a bit outside the box. No, Bayern is not developing a crazy incentive structure for a contract or offering him a specific uniform number (at least not to our knowledge); instead the Bavarians are allegedly looking to buy Sane’s 16-year-old brother Sidi from Schalke 04.
Per a report from kicker (as captured by OneFootball.com), Bayern might be ready to make a move to bolster its youth ranks — and maybe give Leroy Sane yet another reason to sidle up at Säbener Strasse next season.
According to kicker information, 16-year-old Sidi Sane, who currently plays for the U-17s of FC Schalke 04, is on the docket of the champions. The attacker is considered a candidate for the Bayern campus.
Heck, why not just sign Leroy’s older brother Kim, too. Kim Sane is just 24 and used to play right-back for teams like Schalke II, FC Nurnberg II, and Wattenscheid 09. The eldest footballing Sane brother might have retired in 2017, but as LL Cool J once said, “Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years!”
As far as acquiring Sidi Sane goes, this could probably be considered a “no risk, all reward” initiative for the Bavarians. It would also not be completely unheard of on the list of things that a team will do to try and get a player that it desperately wants.