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Leroy Sané story no. 93: Sané house-hunting in Munich

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The Manchester City winger will have to stay within his means of course, since Bayern will reportedly pay him less than what the club would have given him last year.

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Leroy Sané seems pretty confident that he will be living in Munich in the near future. The Athletic reports that the player “has been shopping for houses in Munich recently — in the Grunwald area, where many Bayern players live.”

He will have to settle for a slightly smaller house than he might have bought last year, alas. The Athletic reports that, although Bayern’s offer is more than Manchester City’s, it is less than the money that was on the table before Sané fatefully tore his ACL and was carried off the pitch on his Community Shield. Sam Lee and Raphael Honigstein write,

Bayern were always willing to pay him more than City, too. Sane has agreed terms with them twice — last summer and again in these past couple of months — and while the second amount is thought to be lower than the first, it is more than City put on the table.

Hence Bayern will save not only on Sané’s transfer fee but also on his wages, all thanks to the illicit nasal spray that the Algerian medical team gave Riyad Mahrez!

Could the saga finally be coming to a close? Ha! You don’t think I’d really say “yes,” do you? Who knows! The Athletic acknowledges that “it is not out of the question he could spend another year in Manchester,” and we all know about our club’s penchant and patience for free transfers.

Lee and Honigstein think Bayern could spend the Sané money on Kai Havertz instead:

That could be an option this time if it allows Bayern to spend the money on Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen this summer, although you get the feeling City want to bring this to an end, and whether Sane would be happy with another year at the Etihad remains to be seen. What is clear is that he wants to join Bayern as soon as possible and there is an agreement in place.

That would certainly be entertaining: an entire year more of Sané transfer stories.