Man City’s Leroy Sane looks set to leave the Premier League and travel back home to the German Bundesliga. There is no way a move to Liverpool is on the cards for the forward.
The player who has been missing for a whole season has additionally been implicated in ongoing transfer talks. An exit from Man City has moved from a matter of if to a matter of when over the course of a couple of seasons.
Rumours have always linked Sane with a move back home to the German giants, Bayern Munich. In between the talks of a possible exit, there have been traces of an Etihad stay and a proposal of a move across to title rivals, Liverpool.
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Of the fully loaded rumours, the latter option is not an option at all. Danny Mills, ex-Man City defender believes otherwise, saying the fantastic forward would weigh up a move over to the Reds of Merseyside if it came available.
If Liverpool want Sane I am pretty sure he would go there given the opportunity. Why wouldn’t you? We have seen players do far worse. It is not a Manchester United-Liverpool or a Leeds-Manchester United. The rivalry is not of that ilk.
Bayern is always on the agenda for any top German player as you compete for titles, leagues and Champions Leagues. With Leroy Sane at Man City, if he leaves, there’s probably only four teams he would go to. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich are the only ones who can offer something compared to what he has at City. (Via: goal.com)
Liverpool would but they won’t
Yes, Jurgen Klopp and the Reds would contemplate on taking him in and would do so in a heartbeat. However, there are significant red flags standing in the way of it happening.
For one, the Anfield club will not spend over a £100m on Leroy if they could invest that amount in a player they want rather, which we have come to know as Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappe. The second, the players who are in ahead of Sane in the pecking order.
He would have to outplay front liners, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Bobby Firmino. The likelihood of any of these players playing second fiddle to each other is slim to none. The third stop card, clubs do not want to sell to their immediate rivals and that is normally the biggest problem.
What would make them consider a Sane switch?
Their last Man City transfer, James Milner. He makes all moves possible. Coming on a free has been one of the best pieces of business by the Reds in the last 10 years. Although, this is not enough to influence the selection of Sane and I believe Mills is far off the mark with this statement.