What’s Man City’s real motive behind Sane’s new contract offer
It could be until February that we see the Man City’s German wonder, Leroy Sane, kicking a ball about once again. But what kit will he be wearing?
Bayern Munich has reportedly maintained an interest in Leroy Sane despite the stubbornness of Man City in the transfer window. As well as the German’s unfortunate injury.
Man City cannot afford to lose Leroy Sane for free…
The most obvious reasoning for Man City to renew his contract is to entice a higher bid from Bayern Munich, as the Citizens expect upwards of £130million for his services. Sane’s contract expires in summer 2021. Being only 23-year-old, he could easily see out his contract for a further year and join up with the German giants on a free transfer, usually resulting in astronomical wages for the individual.
Furthermore, with 28-year-old Mahrez being hit-or-miss when it comes to being selected on the team sheet. Alongside Bernardo Silva offering even more quality when selected for the midfield opposed to the wing, there is room for a young winger to step up and clinch the spot.
The future of Man City could have a forward three of Sterling and Sane as inverted wingers whilst Gabriel Jesus sits up top as a number 9, which sounds utterly terrifying. Not to mention having Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Rodri as the midfield three behind them. And that alone is a reason to get the German’s name on the dotted line.
It may be an extension of Sane’s services. Or it may be a ploy to attract more funds from Bayern Munich for his replacement. Either way, failing to get Leroy Sane to sign a new deal can only harm the progression of Man City.