Bild reports that Bayern Munich and Manchester City have reached agreement over the transfer of Leroy Sané to Munich. Newly minted executive director of sport Hasan Salihamidzic has negotiated what Bild describes as a “super deal”:
- Bayern will supposedly pay a transfer fee of less than €50 million for the German winger.
- Sané himself will not become Bayern’s top earner. His salary package will amount to much less than the €20 million per year he supposedly demanded months ago.
- Sané will sign a five-year contract, through the 2024/25 season.
Bild cites “information from the entourage of Pep Guardiola” as their source.
A deal with the German international was reportedly finalized at the beginning of August 2019. Sané, who would have become Bayern Munich’s latest record transfer, was surprisingly named in the Manchester City starting XI against Liverpool in the FA Community Shield. In what can only be described as a cruel twist of fate, Sané was forced off in the 10th minute after suffering a torn ACL.
Sané has barely played football for almost a year, and it is understandable why the transfer sum is less than half of what it was first reported last summer. He will not be permitted to join Bayern’s Champions League roster in the current competition, which will resume in August.
To put this transfer saga in perspective: BFW wrote on May 14, 2019, that Bayern Munich had opened talks with Sané (see below). Ninety-seven articles later, it looks like he will finally become a Bayern Munich player.
The Sun’s Martin Blackburn puts the full value of the transfer fee at about €60 million:
#mcfc very happy with the deal they’ve struck for Sane. 49m euros up front with 11m euros in add ons. So that’s just shy of £55m all in.— Martin Blackburn (@SunMartinB) June 30, 2020
SPORT1’s Florian Plettenberg confirms that Sané’s agent is in Munich. He says Sané, currently in Manchester, will sign papers on Friday:
✅ UPDATE #Sané: Can confirm the news from Bild. There is an agreement about the transfer. Contract 2025, less than 20 Mio €/year, costs less than 50 Mio €. His agent is in Munich. Sané is expected to do the medical check thursday or Friday. Now he is in Manchester. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 30, 2020
“But: Nothing has been signed so far,” he adds.