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Leroy Sané prepared to lower salary demands to become Bayern Munich’s new no. 10

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Leroy Sané is ready to lower his demands for the chance to join Bayern Munich. The club has reportedly hinted at his future importance by offering him the jersey number 10 once worn by Arjen Robben.

FC Bayern Munich v Manchester City - International Champions Cup 2018
Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané share a moment in July, 2018.
Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images

Leroy Sané is determined to join Bayern Munich next season. According to Bild’s information, the winger is prepared to accept a salary cut of up to 30 percent in order to join the Rekordmeister.

According to Sport Bild’s information, Sané is prepared to forego up to 30 percent of his salary ideas for his engagement in Munich, which were expressed prior to the coronavirus crisis. He nonetheless would significantly improve his financial situation.

Football Leaks, which enveloped Manchester City in the scandal that ultimately resulted in the Champions League ban for violating Financial Fair Play, also revealed that Sané was guaranteed €9 million per season. That gives Bayern ample room to maneuver to insert Sané somewhere on the existing pay structure in which elite veterans like Robert Lewandowski earn around €15 million per season.

Sané and his agent are aware that not only transfer fees but also wages must be adjusted for the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Bild reports that the competitive prospects that Bayern showed Sané are more important to him.

Bayern moreover has supposedly indicated to Sané that the club is prepared to confer on him the coveted number 10, currently worn by Philippe Coutinho. The parallel with Arjen Robben, the club legend who wore the 10 as a winger, is obviously not lost on Sané.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge dismissed the claim that the clubs were “only €10 million apart” as a “ridiculous rumor” on Sky last weekend. Bild states that the clubs have indeed not yet commenced direct negotiations, although they confirm that Bayern is pondering an initial bid of €40 million. Manchester City paid Schalke a transfer fee of €50 million for Sané in 2016.