Are you tired of hearing about Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich rumors yet? Here at Bavarian Football Works, we’re pretty exhausted with the rumors too, but the corona virus pandemic putting the next transfer window in question hasn’t helped matters whatsoever. In a video interview with Spox (via Goal), Robert Lewandowski said he’s welcoming the prospect of having Sane at Bayern.
At only 24 years of age, Sane has already shown how much of a talent he can be in his time with Manchester City, Schalke, and the German National Team. When he was asked about the potential transfer of the pacey winger, Lewandowski recognized just how much of a talent he is: “There is a lot of speculation [regarding the transfer]. I can only say that he is a great player with great skills who can harmonize very well with his teammates. Not only in the Premier League or the Champions League. You have already seen what he could do at Schalke. He could certainly help us find new solutions in our game.”
Ironically enough, Lewandowski’s video interview came out just hours before kicker’s print edition had been released. They had reported that Bayern Munich and Manchester City were nearing an agreement on a fee for Sane. Specifically, the clubs are trying to negotiate a difference of about €10 million because Bayern want to spend €40 million while City want around €50 million. It’s important to remember that before Sane suffered his cruciate ligament tear last summer, Bayern were prepared to pay around €80 million for the midfielder.
While Hansi Flick has said he didn’t want to rule out transfers of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, he’s still a big fan of Sane’s. Now that it looks like Werner will be choosing to go to Liverpool and Havertz will be staying at Leverkusen for at least another season, focus has been placed on Sane. Last month, Flick had personally called Sane to discuss a move to Bayern and what his role in the team would be, after which Flick was even more convinced of him.
With how well Bayern has done since Flick has taken charge, he signed a contract which will keep him in charge until 2023, so Sane knows his relationship with him would have to be strong. That shouldn’t be a problem at all, though, as Lewandowski re-iterated just how strong the relationship is between Flick and the players in the squad: “It [contract extension] is great news for us. In the past few months we have all seen how well it fits with him. With him, everyone is going in the same direction, cooperation and communication. We have a lot of trust in him. It is very important and I am happy about it. Hopefully we will win many titles together.”