France Football is reporting that Leroy Sané will leave Manchester City after three seasons with the holding Premier League champions. After months of speculation, Sané is supposedly preparing to join Bayern Munich for five years. France Football also states that the 24-year-old will become the highest-paid player in the history of the Bundesliga with a gross annual salary of a whopping €18 million.
The amount of the transfer is estimated at around €110 million. The business transaction will, therefore, exceed Bayern’s signing of Lucas Hernandez by €30 million euros. It seems that the long wait could be over. France Football also states that Sané will inherit the famous number 10 shirt, last worn by Arjen Robben for ten seasons. Niko Kovac’s plan for the superstar would be to play him at the left-wing position, meaning that Kingsley Coman would have to move over to the opposite side.
The severity of Sané’s knee injury, which forced him to leave prematurely in the Community Shield, is the only thing that can still stop his arrival. The arrival of Sané will reportedly also end the hopes of signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. Bayern has spent a total of €230 million this summer, but might not be finished yet. France Football finally stated that Bayern are also still looking for a defensive midfielder and another additional winger.
It is worth mentioning that British online newspaper, The Independent, has also concluded that Sané will most likely join Bayern:
Those close to the situation currently feel it is likelier that he goes than stays.
The reports from France Football and The Independent are latest in a long line of stories declaring where Sané will be spending his future. Nothing, however, is will be official until there is a statement from either Bayern Munich or Manchester City.
To be continued.