The entourage for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is miffed with Pep Guardiola for playing the Germany international against Liverpool in the Community Shield. Sane, of course, suffered a brutal ACL injury that will reportedly keep him out of action until February or March.
The Atheltic (as captured by Inside Futbol), gave the latest update:
Leroy Sane’s entourage were left furious by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s decision to play him in the Community Shield amidst interest from Bayern Munich. Sane was Bayern Munich’s top target all summer and despite difficulties in negotiations with the player’s representatives, the club were close to making a breakthrough. Just ahead of the start of the season, the winger indicated that he would be willing to join the German champions and the Bavarians were prepared to hold talks with Manchester City to agree a fee.
But Sane was fielded against Liverpool in the Community Shield and he picked up an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which will keep him out for several months. And according to The Athletic, Sane’s entourage were fuming at Guardiola’s decision to play him as his future at Manchester City was under the scanner.
One thing in the report remained consistent with just about all of the other news that we’ve seen; Bayern Munich will be readying a winter offer for the 23-year-old:
However, the German winger remains very much on their radar and Bayern Munich are expected to make a fresh move for him in January.
It has been a crazy few weeks for Juventus midfielder Emre Can. First, the Germany international did not get the move to Paris Saint-Germain that he probably wanted:
Ganz böse Überraschung für Emre #Can! Nach langer Zeit steht er wieder im Kader des @DFB_Team, da streicht ihn Trainer Maurizio Sarri streicht @juventusfc-Kader für die @ChampionsLeague! Darin fehlt übrigens auch Mario #Mandzukic. #Juventus #UCL— Florian Weiß (@FloWeiss86) September 3, 2019
Very bad surprise for Emre #Can! After a long time he is back in the squad of the @DFB_Team coach Maurizio Sarri deletes him @juventusfc squad for the @ChampionsLeague! By the way, Mario is missing it too #Mandzukic, #Juventus#UCL
This news was also confirmed by the BBC. At least Can is back with Die Mannschaft...he’s got that going for him I guess.
There were some quality efforts in August:
Thomas Müller thinks the importance and popularity of cricket in India rivals that of soccer in Germany:
A whole country (Germany) loves the sport, like cricket in India. They talk about football (everyday). They love to watch it, it’s a very emotional game. The weak team can win the game.
Müller — being Müller — then went on make his plea for all of India to support Bayern in the Champions League:
We hope the Indian fans will support us, we have big plans for this season again, we hope to reach the CL final. Fans in India can look forward to us playing good football, we love to have the support from India.
The FC Bayern basketball squad will be hooping it up in Miami, Florida later this month:
The German champions are breaking new ground, in the best sense of the word: FC Bayern Basketball will be making its first overseas trip as part of preparations for the new season. The “BayWa Basketball Tour 2019” will take the EuroLeague participant from Munich first to the USA in Miami and then to Montevideo in Uruguay from September 10th to the 23rd. This will be the first time in the club’s history that the FCBB has competed in the home country of the sport and also their first time competing in South America. BayWa, the main sponsor of the BBL champion, is supporting the overseas adventure as naming partner of the two-week trip.