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What Is The Best Move For Man City’s Leroy Sane

For many months of last season, Leroy Sane cut a lonely figure in a City side that completed English football’s first ever domestic treble.

Benched for most of the run-in despite key goals in games against Man United and Liverpool, the form shown by Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan meant the German was nowhere near to be seen in Pep Guardiola’s starting eleven.

All this came after being named the young player in England’s top league in 2017/18. Playing in a front three with Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling where the blues recorded 100 points, it came to a point where the 23-year-old seemed to be a certain winner for the Ballon D’or in the coming years.

This season we did see Sane show his quality, yet only in small doses. Games in the Champions League against Hoffenheim and Schalke was where Sane put in performances of his peak ability.

Whether it was a lack of effort or trouble behind the scenes, it seemed there was always a question mark over his performances. This due to his effort most likely, because finding a reason to fault his natural ability is so hard.

16 goals scored in all competitions and 18 assists, what was really keeping the German out of the side is anyone’s guess, or maybe, there are just better in-form players than Sane.

With a £90 million pound transfer fee hanging on his head and Bayern Munich rumoured to be on the lookout, the number 19 is at a potential crossroads with regards to his career. Does he stay and fight for a place with no attacking midfielder likely to come in this summer, or take the hasty move and walk out and return to his native country.

If he can’t guarantee first-team action, Leroy Sane is far too good to be warming up seats on the Etihad bench. With Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling in the form of their lives, Sane cutting his ties may be the best move for all parties.

Record Bid Planned For Man City’s Sane, What Will Bayern Be Getting For Their Money?

Bayern Munich have stated their interest in German national, and international, Leroy Sane.

After spending much of last season on the bench, trying to compete with one of the most imperious forward lines in football in the world. Sane often found himself lower in the pecking order than Sterling or Silva, rumours are that Sane is looking for an exit.

Bayern has fielded an older squad of late and has been successful in doing so, winning the Bundesliga with only Dortmund giving them a run for their money and the two teams pulling well clear. However, with fielding, an older squad sees retirements, and that includes waving goodbye to the remarkable Arjen Robben. They now need world class replacements.

Sane is a world class player, his pace and vision are excellent, but his competition for a starting line up is Sterling. Guardiola has morphed Sterling for being a player who was almost seen as a one trick pony, in that he offered pace but little else, to one of the best forward players in the Premier League, if not the world. On virtually every other side Sane would be starting week on week.

Sane has impressed at Man City winning PFA young player of the year and perhaps my most memorable moment was THAT free kick against his previous club, Schalke.

Sane arrived from Schalke a talented player, he enters this transfer market after time under the best coach in modern football, and experience training with, on their day, the best team in the world. Sane has never been out of place or not good enough for City, there’s just so much competition on the bench.

His pace might not be quite up to Sterling’s but the Bundesliga isn’t quite as fast as the Premier League, and he could prove a real asset against slower defences than he’s maybe come across in recent times.

German football is also technical, which a grounding under Guardiola will help hugely. Bayern Munich plays an often aggressively attacking game and Sane could be a great fit for this style of play, which would see him getting the game time he’s desperate for.

An interesting summer surely awaits!

Man Utd Fans Want Man City’s Sane – Twitter Reacts To Hoeness Statement

Following the departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben at the end of the season, Bayern Munich have turned their attention to Man City’s Leroy Sane.

They see Sane as a direct replacement for the wingers, and with the German currently being a contract rebel at the Etihad, the signs are looking good for the Bundesliga Champions.

Following an indifferent year for Sane, and seemingly out of favour in Pep Guardiola’s plan. With him preferring either Raheem Sterling or Bernando Silva, even Riyad Mahrez for most of the season, it seems all ways lead of out Manchester.

Having been one of Guardiola’s first signings from Schalke for 37m, it seems Bayern Munich want to spend no more than their record fee of 70m. Furthermore, the Citizens are reportedly looking in the region 90m and not looking to budge on that figure.

However, a few Man United fans have jumped on the Sane train, as they look to close the gap to their rivals, and getting a player of Sane’s quality would certainly improve Solskjaer’s squad.

Twitter seems to be a mixed bag of opinions on Sane, as we see below…

Who needs to stand up and be counted when City return to Premier League action?

With the first international break of the season already upon us, we only realise how much we rely on the Premier League for our weekend fix when it’s not there.

It also gives us a chance to evaluate how our team has started the season, which players have impressed and which ones need to start pulling their weight…

Leroy Sane:

Last year’s young player of the season has been dropped from City’s matchday squad already this season, let alone the starting eleven. The German hasn’t even started a league game for City, and questions continue to be asked with Sane being left out the German National team squad earlier this week – with one more fixture still to be played.

The German has been called out for ‘bad attitude’ problems by manager Pep Guardiola this season and after being dropped from Germany’s World Cup squad this summer, his early season blues will clearly not have helped him in any shape or form.

The winger is blessed with incredible speed and ability to weave in and out of defenders, even being compared to Ryan Giggs only a few months ago.

For all our sakes, let’s hope Sane can turn things around sooner rather than later.

Gabriel Jesus:

Perhaps a surprising addition to today’s piece, but the Brazilian hasn’t hit top form this season and most certainly hasn’t lit the blue touch paper.

Why?

Jesus is only twenty-one and has the potential to lead this line-up for years to come. Seventeen goals were scored in all competitions last season and one was converted in the mauling of Huddersfield last month.

Its hard to tell quite what’s not right with Jesus, perhaps he at the moment isn’t a week in week out goalscorer.

If, Sergio Aguero god forbid suffered a long-term injury, would City fans be confident with Jesus leading the line?

I personally wouldn’t be, that’s why he needs a good September to end the doubt that exists currently.

A goalscoring run starting against Fulham, that would do very nicely!

Man City’s Record Signing is Fading Under The Etihad Lights – Agree?

He had a good run, seventy-seven minutes to be precise.

Longer than Gabriel Jesus who got just fifty-eight and a lot more than Leroy Sane who sat watching on from the corporate seats.

Bernardo only came on as a sub too.

Watching Mahrez yesterday, he’ll need to catch fire quickly at the Etihad to keep the above out of the side.

The man keeping Bernardo and Sane out showed no reason why he should be a definite starter when Guardiola wants all City’s stars in his matchday squad. Mahrez struggled again to put his marker down on this side, something so pivotal when the standard around him is so high.

At Leicester City; he was the best technically and was the star in a side remembered for shocking the Premier League, with their title win in 2016.

Yet at The Etihad Mahrez will get few chances more to impress, certainly as City look set for a titanic battle with Liverpool for the title.

Against Newcastle yesterday it took till midway through the second half to make an impact. The Algerian took a different move, choosing to keep the ball on his right foot to play in a cross rather than turn onto his favoured left to whip the ball in. This particular ball was his best, going deep towards David Silva who couldn’t quite convert. This was vintage Mahrez and had Silva converted Mahrez would’ve got all the plaudits.

He may have been trying too hard, just wanting to settle his early nerves in his fledgeling career – which comes with signing for the Premier League champions.

On the tenth anniversary of The Abu Dhabi takeover, Mahrez currently stands as the Citizen’s record signing, something that’s surely laying heavy on his mind.

All the more pressure then to make an impression on Guardiola and a group of trophy hungry City fans. Barring the ball towards Silva in the second half, there was very little to shout about.

In his fairly low-key seventy-seven minutes, Mahrez failed to give the Newcastle left-back Paul Dummett much of a headache.

There was no star quality from Mahrez, no twisting or turning of Dummett who stuck to his task.

For now; the Algerian will get the benefit of the doubt, indeed with time on his side. However, he is not at the King Power anymore. Furthermore, there was no standing ovation as he left the pitch yesterday.

Sane would surely have noticed this.

Sort out his attitude problems and it won’t be long before he’s back in this side, whilst Mahrez continues to provide weak competition.