Fussball Transfers add that the Bayern board has been open about their transfer strategy with Kingsley Coman, as another winger would certainly affect the 23-year-old Parisian native’s position within the club.
The good news is that Bayern continues to be convinced of his high potential. Under contract with the Bavarians until 2023, Coman has been told informally that the club intends to offer him an improved contract that would mean a long-term future with Bayern, something they both want.
FT adds that Bayern is in very promising discussions with — you guessed it — Leroy Sané. Sané has famously resisted extending his contract at Manchester City, which expires in 2021. Sané’s potential arrival to Munich has become one of the longest transfers sagas in Bayern history, as it has experienced plenty of ups and downs ever since Sané was rumored for a Bundesliga return nearly a year ago. According to FT, Sané’s arrival would not affect Bayern’s ongoing discussions with Coman.
Although an agreement between Bayern and Manchester City remains unlikely for now due to the coronavirus, Bayern still remains the favorite to sign the German international.
As of now, there is no telling how reliable FT’s information is. If Leroy Sané is coming to Munich, I would be less optimistic about Coman continuing his career with Bayern.
Joining Bayern initially on loan in 2015, Coman’s time in Bavaria has been epitomized by injuries. The potential is clearly there, although it has been limited this season. Five goals and five assists in 24 games do not reflect the stats of a player who should be in Bayern’s starting XI.
If Coman is happy to start only half of the games during a regular season, which is very well possible since he knows he is rarely injury-free a whole season, then the arrival of Sané could work for both the players and the club. In my opinion, though, that is looking at the glas half-full and not taking into account the many issues that might arise as four wingers, excluding Alphonso Davies, compete for two positions.