Leroy Sané suddenly not a sure thing after all? (Kicker)
“Well-informed circles” now tell kicker that Leroy Sané’s transfer to Bayern Munich is not such a sure thing anymore. Apparently, because Sané has changed agents from David Beckham to LIAN Sports, the negotiations have to start all over again.
Well informed circles claim that Leroy Sané's move to Bayern is by no means certain yet. The negotiations have to start from the beginning again after the player changed his agents [Kicker] pic.twitter.com/UEOmJhpbIx— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 19, 2020
That is essentially the opposite of Bild’s take. The latter argued that the change could play to Bayern’s favor, since LIAN is supposedly known for negotiating exits.
Personally, I find myself wondering whether negotiations would not have started over regardless of the change of agents. Sané’s injury and rehabilitation and the unknown outcome of the coming months in which he presumably will make his comeback all will factor into whatever terms Sané and Bayern will (re)negotiate when the time comes in the summer.
Perhaps it is a setback for Bayern, but perhaps not.
Neither Michael nor Mickaël Cuisance going anywhere (TZ)
A report in France recently claimed that several French clubs, namely, Olympique Marseille, Toulouse, Reims, and Metz, as well as two from La Liga and a Dutch club to boot, have all inquired about the availability of Michael Cuisance, who has largely kept a low profile in Munich as he attempts to raise his level of play by training with the first team and playing regularly with the second team. According to TZ’s Manuel Bonke, Bayern is not at all eager to drop the young star:
Der #FCBayern wird #Cuisance im Winter nicht verkaufen. Auch eine Leihe ist derzeit kein Thema. Die Verantwortlichen wollen den Spieler dabei unterstützen, den nächsten Schritt zu machen und seine Entwicklung in München genau beobachten. #BSCFCB https://t.co/oTCKYi01lj— Manuel Bonke (@mano_bonke) January 19, 2020
FC Bayern will not sell Cuisance in the winter. The front office wants to support the player as he takes the next step and are closely monitoring his development in Munich.
He made a brief appearance at the end of Bayern’s 4-0 drubbing Hertha Berlin and rightly was thrilled to play a part, however small:
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For German Lovers, Badisch edition: Christian Streich and Google
Derek Rae highlighted this wonderful clip from an interview with SC Freiburg’s Christian Streich.
Ein Christian #Streich beim @scfreiburg reicht, sagt Christian Streich. Die sozialen Medien sind nicht seine Sache. Obwohl, gegoogelt hat er sich schon ein paar Mal.— AktuellesSportstudio (@ZDFsportstudio) January 19, 2020
Das komplette Interview https://t.co/EfBrf2N0Lq #SCF #Freiburg #sportstudio pic.twitter.com/9FX4sD8mwU