Yesterday it was reported that Bayern Munich was set to make a €40m offer on Leroy Sané, a fee considerably lower than the previously €100m+ amount that Manchester City was allegedly asking last summer.
Today, AS claims that Bayern Munich might have already angered City’s leaders. Regardless of the player’s wish to return to Germany and City’s FFP sanction, the English club is unwilling to let Sané leave, especially for such a small amount, which City views as Bayern’s “latest insult.” Club sources have allegedly told AS they would rather see Sané leave for free in 2021 before sending him to the Bavarian capital this summer.
Given the Mancunians’ UCL and FA Cup aspirations, Pep Guardiola is counting on the German international for the remainder of the season. Moreover, the coronavirus crisis has not affected City as seriously as it has other clubs. The club sold 10 percent of its capital to American company Silver Lake for $500 million, which means their coffers are full.
Manchester City are supposedly annoyed by Bayern’s “constant attacks” and by the fact that they have made their interest public. They claim that Bayern’s actions have caused a break between the two clubs — alas, putting an end to the warm and fuzzy “relationship” Bayern had with City.
What a shame! Just think of all the amiable transfers, joint work to develop young prospects, and the mutually beneficial relationship they’ve built up through the years!